PKK terrorists attacked around three hundred civilians with rifles and rocket launchers in the Silopi District of southeastern Sirnak province, a statement released by the Turkish Army said on Tuesday.
The civilians, who were targeted when they were trying to escape the region due to the ongoing clashes between the terrorists and the soldiers, were protected by security forces and accommodated in a closed area.
PKK terror attacks have killed more than 180 security officials and over 30 civilians in Turkey since the group’s umbrella organisation, the KCK, unilaterally ended a two-and-a-half-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11 and threatened Turkey with attacks.
PKK burns down schools
Meanwhile, PKK terrorists set a school on fire in Sirnak's Cizre District on Tuesday.
The terrorists previously set two school buildings on fire in Cizre and shot at fire brigade crews who arrived at the scene to respond to the fires.
Furthermore, PKK terrorists targeted a hospital with rocket-launchers in the same district, causing substantial damage to the building.
Anti-terror operations against PKK continue in several eastern and southeastern provinces where security forces are attempting to fill in trenches and remove road barricades set by terrorists.