Helicopters destroy three bomb- loaded cars in Turkey’s southeast
DİYARBAKIR / ŞIRNAKHelicopters destroyed three bomb-loaded cars in the Lice district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on Oct. 11 and 12.
“Three cars were destroyed on Oct. 11 and 12 after attack helicopters fired on them in the Beğendik village of Diyarbakır’s Lice,” the statement read, as it added that the operation was carried out after security forces received information regarding the explosives in the cars.
The statement also said operations against the PKK militants were ongoing with the efforts of the gendarmerie.
“The legal processes are continuing with the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Order. The efforts against terrorists are ongoing with increasing determination and will,” it added.
Meanwhile, one soldier was killed and five security personnel were wounded on Oct. 13 when the PKK militants detonated an explosive in a rural area of the Beytüşşebap district of the southeastern province of Şırnak, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Militants detonated the explosive during the passage of security personnel who were conducting a search, the agency stated.
One soldier was killed and five security personnel, including four soldiers and one village guard, were wounded in the attack. The wounded were taken to the Şırnak State Hospital.
Security forces engaged in armed clashes with PKK militants after the attack.
Elsewhere, seven concrete mixers abducted by the PKK militants were found in the eastern province of Tunceli. The militants reportedly seized the concrete mixers on Oct. 9 after intercepting a road in the province.
“Six of the seven concrete mixers were brought to the center of the province after an operation carried out by our security forces. The other vehicle could not be activated due to a technical malfunction and it could not be pulled by a tow truck, therefore it could not be brought to the center of the province,” read a statement released by the Tunceli Governor’s Office.
Separately, the Turkish Armed Forces carried out airstrikes against PKK targets in the Zap region of northern Iraq. Two weapon-launching pits were destroyed and two PKK militants were killed in the aerial operation that was conducted between 2:30 and 2:50 p.m. on Oct. 12.