PKK attack at school leaves three injured in Diyarbakir

The group threw Molotov cocktails and a percussion bomb at the Şehitlik High School early on Tuesday.

PKK attack at school leaves three injured in Diyarbakir

World Bulletin / News Desk 

A group of masked assailants suspected to be members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) attacked a high school in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on Tuesday, leaving two teachers and a student injured.

The group threw Molotov cocktails and a percussion bomb at the Şehitlik High School early on Tuesday.

The bombs hit the administrative section of the school, which also includes the teachers' room. Teachers Gülay Binay and Yusuf Karataş as well as 12th-grader Necat Oruç were injured in the attack.

The injured were taken to hospital and the school administration suspended classes after the attack caused panic among students and teachers.

Counterterrorism units are investigating the incident.

This would not be the first time the PKK has attacked a school. Last month, a group of militants from the PKK set an elementary school on fire in a village in southeastern Turkey, nearly destroying the building.

The PKK members set fire to Atatürk Elementary School in the village of Altınsu in Hakkari's Şemdinli district on Sept. 20.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Ekim 2012, 12:20
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