Police seize 211 petrol bombs during operations in Istanbul

Turkish police seized 211 petrol bombs belonging to PKK terror organisation during anti-terror operations in Istanbul

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Turkish police seized 211 Molotov cocktails belonging to PKK terror organisation during anti-terror operations in Istanbul.

Turkish security forces seized 211 Molotov cocktails belonging to PKK terror organisation, during anti-terror operations carried out in several districts of Istanbul on Sunday.

During the operations, police detained 13 suspects over being members of the terror organisation.

Police raids were conducted after Istanbul police intelligence units determined that the suspects would carry out bomb attacks at various locations in the city, targeting some public buildings.

PKK, which is listed as a terror organisation by Turkey, US and EU, has killed over 150 security officials and over 30 civilians since the PKK’s umbrella organisation, KCK, unilaterally ended a two-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11.

One civilian was killed and four others were injured in Nusaybin district of southeastern Mardin province, when PKK terrorists threw a handmade explosive device on Sunday.

Following the explosion, the injured people were immediately taken to hospital.

Patient dies due to PKK barricades on road

PKK terrorists set up barricades on the streets of southeastern Sirnak province to block the entrance of security forces.

Due to street barricades set up by PKK terrorists earlier in the day, a patient who suffered a heart attack was not able to be taken to the hospital in southeastern Sirnak province.

PKK terrorists have long been disrupting the social order and threatening the security of civilians by digging trenches on roads and setting up road barricades in several eastern and southeastern provinces of Turkey.

PKK terrorists opened fire at police officers who were sent to remove the barricades on Sunday.

Upon security forces’ retaliating, the terrorists ran off, but the police have launched an operation to capture them.

In the meantime, the Turkish General Staff announced in a statement on Sunday that ten PKK terrorists surrendered to security forces in Sirnak.

TRTWorld and agencies