PKK militants kill three migrants in eastern Turkey
AĞRI – Anadolu Agency
Outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants killed three migrants on Sept. 25 and injured seven others, one critically, in the eastern province of Ağrı, according to a military source.
Attackers opened fire on a minibus carrying migrants who had entered Turkey via an illegal route in Ağrı’s Doğubayazıt district, according to the source.
Turkish gendarmerie forces detained 10 passengers, but the driver and others in the vehicle managed to escape.
Authorities have been conducting a search to find the attackers and the remaining passengers as the injured were taken to a hospital.
The Ağrı Governor’s Office confirmed the incident in a statement late Sept. 25, saying the detained passengers were all Afghan nationals.
A similar incident had occurred on Sept. 25 in the southeastern province of Hakkari.
One person was killed while five others were wounded in an attack by the PKK on Syrian migrants in the Şemdinli district of Hakkari.
PKK militants fired a mortar shell at around 2 p.m. from the Balkaya Mountains in the Derecik region, hitting a gendarmerie battalion command hosting Syrian migrants, who were apprehended after illegally crossing the border and were waiting for their procedures to be completed.
One person was killed while five others were wounded, of whom two heavily, in the explosion that took place due to the attack.