A nine-year old girl was killed and five civilians were injured on Sunday evening in a PKK terror attack carried out by rocket-propelled grenade in Turkey’s southeastern province of 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.
Due to continuous armed clashes between PKK terrorists and Turkish security forces, a curfew was imposed by district governorate in Bismil until further notice.
The PKK is recognised as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US, EU and the UK.
The PKK began renewed terror attacks in Turkey when its umbrella organisation the 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.