PKK terror attacks target civilians

PKK terrorists attack on civilian car carrying injured, killing driver

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Relatives and neighbors of two men killed by PKK terrorists waiting outside of Cizre State Hospital Mortuary

Updated Sep 10, 2015

The PKK terrorists on Wednesday killed two civilians when they attacked on a civilian car carrying an injured man with long-barreled weapons in Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak province.

According to eyewitnesses, the militants first aimed a police vehicle with rocket propelled grenade and long-barreled weapons, but shells hit an apartment building nearby instead.

The attack left Bahattin Sevinik, who is a resident of the apartment, critically injured.

His family and neighbours attempted to rush Sevinik to hospital, but this time the PKK terrorists attacked the car, wounding Suphi Sarak who was driving Sevinik to hospital.

Both men were taken to Cizre State Hospital, however, both were declared dead on arrival.

PKK terrorists had previously attacked ambulances carrying injured civilians in Turkey’s southeastern province.

The latest attack by PKK came on Tuesday when the militants opened fire with long range weapons at a parked ambulance in front of a emergency services building in Mardin, shattering the windows of the vehicle.

An ambulance parked in front of a hospital in Mardin was attacked by PKK terrorists

According to Turkish media, Sevinik was a volunteer for the conservative and predominantly Kurdish Free Cause Party (Huda-Par) which has long been targeted by the PKK terrorists.

Violence between members of Huda-Par and other predominantly Kurdish political groups has taken place frequently in the past.

On Oct. 6 and 7 last year, violence broke out after Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-Chairman Selahattin Demirtas called his party's supporters to streets to rally in support of the besieged town of Kobani in Syria.

The rally soon devolved into attacks on members of the rival Huda-Par by the youth arm of the outlawed PKK and that during the protests more than 40 civilians were killed.

Yasin Boru, Hakan Gokgoz, Riyat Gunes and Huseyin Dakak, who were volunteers distributing food packages that were assigned by an association for aid purposes, and many Huda-Par members were killed on the fourth day of Eid al Adha in Diyarbakır. 

The victims were attacked with knives and guns by the protesters and had taken shelter in an apartment building where they were brutally killed.

PKK terrorists killed at least 23 civilians and a total of 113 Turkish security officials in many other terror attacks since renewing its armed attacks against Turkish state after the outlawed PKK’s umbrella organisation, the Group of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK) ended ceasefire on July 11.

TRTWorld and agencies