PKK terror attack injures 5 children in Turkey’s Diyarbakir

Bomb belonging to outlawed PKK injures 5 children in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Police investigations still continue after the bomb belonging to PKK injured 5 children in Turkeys southeastern province of Diyarbakir on Monday

Turkish media reported that a bomb planted by PKK terrorists near a wall in a street located in Sur district of Diyarbakir injured five children on Monday.

Following the detonation of an IED bomb which is widely used by PKK in its terror attacks, the children were rushed to the hospital while two of them were reported to be in critical conditions.

The investigation launched by Turkish security forces over the incident still continues.

PKK began renewed terror attacks in Turkey when its umbrella organisation, KCK, unilaterally ended an over two-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11. Since then, attacks by the group have claimed the lives of over 120 security officers and 30 civilians.

In the meantime, an armed clash between militants of PKK’s youth wing YDG-H and the policemen, following an armed attack on house of a conservative Kurdish Free Cause Party (Huda-Par) member by PKK terrorists, resulted in the injury of five more civilians in Sur district of Diyarbakir on Monday.

The local residents of Diyarbakir closed their shops due to being heavily affected by the recent escalated PKK terror attacks.

While the armed conflicts still continue in the region, several special operation forces were sent to the district in scope of an air-support operation.

Diyarbakir Governorate announced on Monday that a curfew will be implemented in Diyarbakir’s Hani district due to the ongoing operations against outlawed PKK.

The official announcement stated that to secure the lives and properties of local residents during the operations aiming to destroy PKK shelters and armouries, nine neighbourhoods in Hani district will be under a curfew until a further notice.

A probable PKK terror attack was prevented in southeastern province of Bitlis when the village  guards detected a bomb located by PKK terrorists on a nearby railroad on Monday.

The bomb squad detonated the bomb while Turkish security forces also detected another bomb and arms belonging to PKK in a motorcycle after the suspected militants were stopped in Bitlis province. 

Attempting to run away, one of the two militants was injured as he jumped out of the vehicle while the other one was detained by the policemen.

Moreover a nine-year old girl was killed and five more civilians were injured on Sunday evening in a PKK terror attack carried out by a rocket-propelled grenade in Diyarbakir.

Diyarbakir Police Department said that the attack originally targeted security officials who went to the scene in order to interfere the militants who blocked a road in Bismil district of Diyarbakir.

“Five injured civilians were rushed to the hospital while a comprehensive operation on ‘separatist terrorist group’ continued,” the statement said.

The PKK is recognised as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US, EU and the UK.

TRTWorld and agencies