Three victims of PKK terror attacks die in Turkey's Sirnak

Three civilians wounded in PKK terror attacks in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sirnak have died in hospital

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PKK terror attacks in Turkey's Sirnak on Friday killed two soldiers and three civilians

The governorate of Sirnak announced on Saturday that the three civilians who had been injured in PKK terror attacks in the southeastern province on Friday have died despite all the medical efforts.

PKK terrorists carried out consecutive terror attacks in Beytussebap district of Turkey’s southeastern province Sirnak on Friday, claiming the lives of two soldiers and injuring several security officers along with the three civilians.

Also on the same day, the militants kidnapped and later killed an ambulance driver.

The ambulance driver and two emergency services personnel were kidnapped while they were on their way to reach the injured security officers.

The two personnel were able to escape from the militants.

PKK in the past has attacked ambulances and kidnapped health personnel in southeastern provinces of Turkey.

The terror attacks by the outlawed PKK include, but are not limited to, damage to public and private property mostly in Turkey's southeast.

The PKK is recognised as a terrorist organisation by Turkey as well as NATO, the US and EU.

The militant group began renewed terror attacks in Turkey when its umbrella organisation KCK unilaterally ended an over two-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11. Since then, attacks by the group have claimed the lives of over 120 security officers and 33 civilians.

In the meantime, PKK terrorists attacked on patrolling police vehicle in Sirnak with rocket launchers and improvised explosive devices on Saturday.

The militants also detonated a bomb located on a motorbike, inflicting heavy damage to the nearby houses.

No casualties were reported following the incident, the security forces have launched an investigation to capture the assailants.

Turkish air strikes hit PKK camps

The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) announced on Saturday that 13 more PKK targets in Gara region of Iraq were hit by the ongoing military air strikes against the outlawed group.

The latest air strikes reportedly destroyed a great deal of shelters and ammunition depots belonging to PKK.

According to media reports, 1337 PKK terrorists were killed during the military operations launched against PKK since July.


TRTWorld and agencies