PKK terror attack injures 3 policemen, child in Mardin

PKK terrorists injure three policemen,14 year-old child in bomb attack in Turkey’s Mardin

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Police officers launched an operation in the region to seize the terrorists who had run away after carrying out the attack in Mardin

A bomb attack by the terrorist group PKK injured three policemen and a child on Sunday in Turkey’s southeastern province of Mardin.

The terrorists attacked the armoured police vehicle with improvised explosive devices when the policemen arrived in Nusaybin district to manage the members of the YDG-H, the youth wing of the PKK, who had blocked a main street in the region and intercepted vehicles on the road.

The three injured policemen and a 14 year-old child, who also was wounded by the explosion, were taken to hospital.

Police officers launched an operation in the region to seize the terrorists who had run away from the scene.

In a similar case, two more children were injured upon finding material, suspected to belong to the PKK, that exploded in a field in Turkey’s southeastern province of Hakkari on Sunday.

There have been several similar incidents in the past where children were either killed or injured by hidden explosives, however, the PKK and its youth branch operating in urban areas, YDG-H were found to be concealing their explosives which they used in attacks against security officers.

The PKK, which is recognised as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US, EU, and NATO, has killed over 150 security officials and over 30 civilians in Turkey, since the group’s umbrella organisation, KCK, unilaterally ended a two-and-a-half-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11 and threatened Turkey with attacks.

In the meantime, General Staff announced that 11 PKK terrorists were eliminated in operations in rural Semdinli area while two other terrorists were eliminated in Sirnak province and Diyarbakir’s Silvan district on Saturday.

According to the announcement, security forces also seized improvised explosives devices in Diyarbakir and in Bitlis, along with a great deal of ammunition belonging to the terrorist group.


TRTWorld and agencies