Terrorists kill teacher, attack gendarmerie post
A young female music teacher was killed during the PKK terror group’s attack on the car of a district mayor in southeastern Turkey’s Batman province on Friday, according to a gendarme source, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
At least one other civilian was also injured in the attack.
Two PKK terrorists had first opened fire on the car of Kozluk mayor, which was being driven by one of his relatives. However, the gun shots ended up killing a 22-year-old music teacher and injuring another civilian.
Later security forces intercepted one of the two terrorists at a gendarmerie station near the entrance to Bekirhan in Kozluk; however, the terrorist blew up the car when told to stop, wounding two soldiers and a civilian.
An operation is underway to capture the other terrorist.
Separately, two soldiers were martyred and three others injured when the PKK terror group attacked a military base in southeastern Sirnak province on Friday, a military source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media, said.
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.
Related news releases
- 18.10.2017UK's Brexit minister says there is no plan to leave Brexit talks
- 17.10.2017Catalans hold rally in Barcelona to support jailed leaders
- 17.10.2017Turkey extends state of emergency for 3 more months
- 17.10.2017Polish President Duda says hopes Turkey will join EU
- 17.10.2017Ten suspects allegedly 'plotting to kill' politicians arrested in France
- 17.10.201712 wounded in bomb attack against police shuttle in Turkey’s Mersin
- 17.10.2017Georgia detains Armenian citizen over cigarette smuggling
- 17.10.2017Ukrainian police report some 6,000 attending rallies in central Kyiv
- 17.10.2017Two Catalonian leaders behind independence movement detained for sedition
- 17.10.2017Turkish court frees US Consulate worker’s wife, child
- 16.10.20172 Turkish soldiers martyred in northern Iraq
- 16.10.2017Turkey closes airspace for flights to northern Iraq
- 16.10.2017EU defends Iran deal despite Trump, appeals to U.S. Congress
- 16.10.2017Two killed as Storm Ophelia lashes Ireland, UK
- 16.10.2017Former Turkish CHP head Deniz Baykal taken to hospital over severe influenza
- 15.10.2017Cargo plane crash off Ivory Coast kills four Moldovans
- 15.10.2017Poland doctors demand better pay, hike in funding for health care system
- 14.10.2017Turkey, Russia seen coordinating on Syria
- 14.10.2017Turkey welcomes Hamas-Fatah reconciliation
- 14.10.2017IAEA: Tehran Implements All Commitments Under Iran Nuclear Deal
- 14.10.2017EU's top diplomat defends Iran deal after Trump speech
- 13.10.2017Turkish army chief inspects troops near Syrian border
- 13.10.2017France's Azoulay wins UNESCO director general election
- 13.10.2017Over 220 illegal migrants held in Turkey
- 13.10.2017Several injured after gunman opens fire in Sweden
- 12.10.2017Brexit talks with UK in 'disturbing deadlock': EU
- 12.10.2017Georgian president calls for ‘unified strategy’ against Russia
- 12.10.2017Turkey: Visa row with US likely to be resolved soon
- 11.10.2017Turkish, US FMs discuss visa row over phone
- 11.10.2017Madrid gives Catalonia until october 16 to clarify situation over independence
- 11.10.2017Georgia detains two Armenians over cigarette smuggling
- 11.10.2017Georgia, EU beginning strategic dialogue on security
- 11.10.2017Spanish government refuses to recognize declaration of Catalan independence
- 11.10.2017Spanish Council of Ministers to hold emergency session on Wednesday
- 11.10.2017The Catalan leadership signed a declaration of independence
- 10.10.2017Erdogan blames US for initiating visa row with Turkey
- 10.10.2017Leader of Catalonia suggests suspending independence process - UPDATED-2
- 10.10.2017EU urges Catalonia's leader not to declare independence
- 10.10.2017Erdogan arrives in Belgrade for two-day visit
- 10.10.2017Global unemployment tops 200 million
- 10.06.2017Turkish leader backs Qatar amid diplomatic row
- 10.06.2017Election debacle leaves UK government in a minority on eve of Brexit talks
- 10.06.2017Former Turkish footballer arrested for collaborating with mafia
- 09.06.2017Juncker urges EU states to boost defense spending
- 09.06.2017Georgian court upholds verdict of life imprisonment against person who brutually murdered Azerbaijanis in Turkey
- 09.06.2017Conservatives lead UK polls with results counted in 622 out of 650 constituencies - UPDATED