A group of PKK terrorists set vehicles on fire on a highway and killed a Turkish soldier, Muhammet Oruc, and an Iranian citizen in a terror attack on Friday in Turkey’s eastern province of Agri.
Agri Governorship released a statement and said “Members of the terrorist PKK blocked the highway linking Agri’s Dogubeyazit [District] and Van’s Caldiran [District] at around 11.30am [08.30 GMT], after which they set fire to three 18-wheelers and two trucks.”
The Iranian citizen killed by militants was inside an Iranian passenger bus driving past as an employee, according to the reports.
The Turkish Armed Forces announced on its website that the militants blocked the road and made propaganda of PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and European Union, before they opened fire on passenger bus which didn’t stop despite the order of the militants.
Three other Iranian citizens in the bus were wounded.
The local gendarmerie forces arrived at the scene following the attack, and a two-hour conflict led to the death of one soldier.
After the Turkish general election on June 7, PKK’s umbrella organisation Group of Communities (KCK) issued a statement on July 11 declaring that its truce with the Turkish government had ended and threatened Turkey with further attacks.
Since July 11, at least 23 security officers and seven civilians were killed by PKK terrorists and its youth wing Patriotic Revolutionist Youth Movement (YDG-H) in terror attacks.
The PKK terrorists have also attacked the Iran-Turkey natural gas pipeline in Turkey’s eastern province of Agri on July 27.
Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum pipeline in the Sarikamis district of Turkey’s northeastern province of Kars was also attacked by PKK terrorists on Tuesday.