PKK kills two civilians in eastern Turkey

Published 30.08.2017 00:01

Two people were killed by a roadside bomb laid by the PKK terrorist organization in the southeastern Diyarbakır province, security sources said yesterday.

A roadside bomb exploded on the Diyarbakır-Bismil highway, which was therefore closed to traffic.

This is not the first time that the PKK target civilians. On Monday, three workers were also killed after PKK terrorists attacked a road construction site in southeastern Turkey.

During anti-terror operations, eight PKK terrorist suspects were detained yesterday in the southern province of Adana.

Security forces conducted an operation on PKK terrorists at dawn yesterday and detained eight people who were promoting the terrorist organization on their social media accounts.

Meanwhile, at least two PKK terrorists were killed during a counterterrorism operation in the southern province of Kahramanmaraş on Tuesday, a security source said.Three other terrorists were apprehended during a clash with Turkish security forces in the Nurhak district of Kahramanmaraş, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

One of the captured terrorists was injured and received treatment at the Elbistan State Hospital, the source added.

More than 1,200 people, including security personnel and civilians, have lost their lives since the PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU, resumed its decades-long armed campaign in July 2015.

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