The mastermind behind the deadly PKK terrorist attack in Ankara, which claimed the lives of 28 people in February, has been killed during anti-terror operations in Diyarbakır's Lice district, reports said on Friday.
According to reports, PKK terrorist Mehmet Şirin Kaya was killed in anti-terror operations in southeastern Diyarbakır province.
Kaya is reportedly one of the perpetrators of the February 17 terror attack, where a bomb-laden vehicle was detonated as military service vehicles were passing by in central Ankara.
The place of the explosion is some 300 meters to Turkey's Parliament, Presidency of General Staff and Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard commands. It is also located on one of Ankara's main arterial roads on east-west axis.
Ankara was rocked by another bombing attack in October – the deadliest attack in modern Turkish history – which was set off by two suspected suicide attackers in a crowd of leftist, pro-Kurdish and union activists at a peace rally. The attacks near Ankara's main train station left 97 demonstrators dead and 246 injured.
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