World Bulletin / News Desk
The militant Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has claimed responsibility for an armed attack on Wednesday that killed Ovacık Chief Public Prosecutor Murat Uzun, websites affiliated with the PKK have reported.
The 35-year-old prosecutor was shot in the head in the Ovacık district while he was returning to his apartment. Uzun was rushed to the Ovacık State Hospital for urgent treatment and then taken to the Fırat University Hospital, where he died.
Intelligence and security units also discovered details pertaining to the attack on the prosecutor thanks to tapped radio transceiver conversations between militants in camps based in northern Iraq. The conversations reveal that the attack was carried out by two militants, a man and a woman, belonging to a group operating in Ovacık and led by a militant known by the code name “Azad.”
“Azad” informed another senior militant code named “Seyithan,” the leader of a separate group operating in the same province, about the attack, saying the attack was accomplished without any injuries on the militants' part.
After that radio transceiver conversation, Seyithan contacted Fehman Hüseyin, a senior PKK commander who uses the code name Bahoz Erdal, and informed him about the attack, security officials have established.
They have also discovered that the militants involved in the deadly attack were the same as those who kidnapped Republican People's Party (CHP) Tunceli deputy Hüseyin Aygün. Aygün was kidnapped by PKK terrorists on Aug. 12 in Tunceli and released after two days.
Police further found that the person who shot the prosecutor fled the scene in a Fiat Doblo, the same model of car in which Aygün was kidnapped.
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