PKK terrorist attack injures 4 civilians in Turkey's northeastern Giresun province
by Daily Sabah
Sep 27, 2015 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Daily Sabah
Sep 27, 2015 12:00 am
Four civilians were injured late Saturday when PKK terrorists attacked the gendarmerie compound in northeastern Giresun province.
According to Giresun Governor Hasan Karahan, the terrorists opened fire on the gendarmerie with rockets first, then with long barreled weapons.
The shots fired by the terrorists hit buildings and apartments around the area, as well as a school.
Security forces have taken measures to keep civilians off the area of clashes, and those with injuries were taken to Giresun Prof. Dr. İlhan Özdemir Hospital to receive treatment.
Turkey has been hit by violence since a suicide bomb attack by a suspected ISIS supporter killed 32 activists in Suruç on July 20.
The PKK, recognized as a terrorist organization by the U.S., E.U. and Turkey, has indiscriminately attacked Turkish security forces and has also targeted civilians in its terrorist attacks.
The Turkish government has intensified its counterterror operations following the recent attacks carried out by the PKK.
Formed in 1978, the terrorist group has been fighting the Turkish government for an independent state until the early 2000's. The group then shifted its goal to autonomy in predominately Kurdish inhabited regions of Turkey.
The PKK announced on July 11 that the cease-fire which was declared via a message from the PKK's imprisoned leader Abdullah Öcalan in 2013 has ended.
Turkish security forces have arrested hundreds of people with suspected links to ISIS, the PKK, and leftist groups, detaining over 1,300 people across the country, according to a recent statement released by the Prime Minister's Office.
The Turkish Air Force has been carrying airstrikes against the PKK in northern Iraq and the ISIS militants in northern Syria.