PKK continues its attacks in southeastern Turkey

Published 10.11.2015 09:39
Updated 10.11.2015 18:20

A soldier was killed and a policeman injured in the PKK terrorists' attack on a military convoy in the southeastern district of Yüksekova in Hakkari on Tuesday morning.

The convoy was attacked at the district's Cumhuriyet neighborhood as it had arrived there from Şemdinli district. At the scene of the attack, a non-commissioned officer was killed. Following the clashes between the soldiers and the terrorists, a team of policemen were dispatched to the scene, where a police officer was injured.

The wounded policeman was taken to Yüksekova State Hospital. Security forces launched an operation in the area to nab the attackers.

In a separate incident, PKK terrorists detonated a bomb on Diyarbakir-Silvan road in southeast Turkey on Tuesday, wounding 19 soldiers inside an armored military vehicle.

The wounded soldiers were taken to hospitals in Diyarbakir province.

The terrorist organization killed dozens of soldiers and police officers since they resumed their attacks following a bombing in southeastern Turkey that was blamed on the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a foe of the PKK's allies in Syria. More than 30 civilians also perished in the renewed violence.

The PKK's attacks in Turkey's eastern and southeastern regions have not only claimed the lives of military officers and civilians, but also jeopardized the daily lives of the people in the region where Kurds are the majority. Terrorist attacks such as bombing bridges, attacking the construction sites of dams and industrial areas and setting fire to construction equipment and vehicles have disrupted many projects planned to employ thousands of people. Some of these projects have come to a halt due to the assaults.

Hospitals, clinics and medical staff are among the primary targets of the terrorist organization, particularly to cut off medical aid to security forces. Health workers working in two regions complain of death threats by the supporters of the PKK against them, warning them not to help soldiers and police officers wounded in the clashes with the terrorist organization.

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