PKK terrorists target student dormitory in Mardin

Turkish police prevent PKK terror attack after seizing bombs that terrorists placed near student dormitory building in southeastern Mardin province

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Turkish police destroyed bombs placed by PKK terrorists near a student dormitory in Mardin province.

Turkish police prevented a deadly PKK terrorist attack on Tuesday by detecting bombs that had been placed near a student dormitory building in Artuklu district of southeastern Mardin province.

Security forces destroyed the bombs after a citizen -suspected of the bags of holding explosives- informed the police of the situation.

Police launched a wide scale investigation into the incident.

Security forces also seized two tonnes of explosives and several weapons belonging to PKK terrorists in the provinces Dargecit district on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the governorate of Mardin announced in a statement on Wednesday that a total number of 32 terrorists were killed during the recent anti-terror operations.

The statement also said that four police officers were injured while seven armed vehicles were destroyed due to the attacks of terrorists with rocket-launchers.

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

The terrorist group continues its armed campaign which was launched in late July.

Since then, more than 200 Turkish security forces died. Meanwhile, 1,700 PKK terrorists were killed in anti-terror operations.

TRTWorld and agencies