Police detain two over aiding PKK in deadly Igdir attack

Two suspects detained over charges of aiding and abetting deadly PKK terror attack in Igdir

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Two suspects were detained on Monday over the charges of aiding and abetting deadly PKK terror attack in Igdir

Police officers detained two suspects on Monday whom claimed to be involved in PKK terror attack which killed 13 police officers in Turkey’s eastern province of Igdir on Sept. 8.

The attack hit a police bus carrying the officers who were escorting customs officials working at Dilucu Border Gate located in Turkey’s province of Igdir which borders Azerbijan.

PKK terrorists are thought to have detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) previously planted on the road while the bus was passing.

However, police investigations reported that the deadly terror attack by outlawed PKK occurred not due to the bomb planted under the road as determined initially, but by a bomb-laden truck that was near the police vehicle.

One suspect, the owner of the truck, was claimed to sell it knowing that it would be used in the attack while the second one was accused of not denouncing to the authorities as the headman of the village despite being informed about the ambush.

The police reports also said that the truck was loaded with explosives and hidden in a hayloft in nearby village, Bulakbasi.

The PKK terrorist who carried out the attack was reported to flee the crime scene after seizing the tractor of a villager.

While the inquiries of the two men still continue, Turkey’s police forces search for two more suspects related to the incident.

At least 113 Turkish security officials have been killed in terror attacks carried out by the militant group and its affiliates since PKK’s umbrella organisation, the Group of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK) ended ceasefire with the Turkish government on July 11.

TRTWorld and agencies