Turkish civilian killed in attack by PKK

Separately, PKK militants kidnapped a village leader and five other members of a state-backed militia after stopping their vehicles at a road block in Bitlis province late on Friday, the sources said.

Turkish civilian killed in attack by PKK


World Bulletin / News Desk

A construction worker was killed and three people were wounded when PKK militants attacked a military outpost in southeastern Turkey near the Iraqi border, security sources said on Saturday.

Fevzi Altunc was killed late on Friday when gunmen from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) opened fire on the outpost in a remote area in Hakkari province, the sources told Reuters news agency.

The three wounded workers were being treated in hospital on Saturday, they said. They had been building the station in the wooded, mountainous area near the village of Yesilova.

Security forces have launched an operation in the area, said Firat News, a website close to the PKK. The website said Altunc was killed and the others were wounded during a firefight between the PKK and Turkish soldiers.

Separately, PKK militants kidnapped a village leader and five other members of a state-backed militia after stopping their vehicles at a road block in Bitlis province late on Friday, the sources said.

The PKK takes control of roads in parts of the mainly Kurdish southeast at night when the army returns to its bases.

The autonomy-seeking PKK has waged an armed campaign against the Turkish army since 1984, and more than 40,000 people have been killed in the conflict.

 

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Mayıs 2012, 14:49

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