Turkish police detain 9 over Friday's PKK attacks

Two separate attacks left 1 teacher killed, 1 soldier martyred in Turkey’s southeastern Batman province

Turkish police detain 9 over Friday's PKK attacks

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish police detained nine suspects on Monday after PKK terrorists killed one teacher and martyred a soldier in two different attacks in Turkey’s southeastern province on Friday.

The PKK terrorists had first opened fire on the district mayor’s car, being driven by one of his relatives, in the province of Batman.

The gun shots ended up killing a 22-year-old music teacher and injuring another civilian.

In another incident, a terrorist blew up his car when security forces intercepted him at a gendarmerie station near Bekirhan town’s entrance in Kozluk district. The incident left two soldiers and a civilian injured.

Later, one soldier succumbed to his wounds at the hospital.

The District Police Department detained nine suspects during the operations conducted by the Kozluk Chief Public Prosecutor's Office, including the Taxi driver, whose car was seized during the PKK attack.

One soldier is still under treatment at the Dicle University Hospital Burn Centre, while the two injured civilians are getting treatment in Batman Hospital.

The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU -- resumed its armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015. Since then, it has been responsible for the deaths of around 1,200 people, including women and children.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Haziran 2017, 17:20