Soldier killed in PKK car bomb attack in Turkey’s Diyarbakır
DİYARBAKIR – Doğan News Agency
AA photoOne soldier was killed late May 1 in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) car bomb attack in the Dicle district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır.
PKK militants detonated a bomb-laden car at the entrance of the Dicle district gendarmerie battalion command post. Specialized Sgt. Çavuş Ayyıldız was killed and 23 others, including children, were wounded. The wounded were taken to Diyarbakır Military Hospital with three were reported to be in critical condition.
Many houses, shops and vehicles near the district were also damaged due to the attack which was believed to have been carried out by around two tons of bombs.
An armed clash erupted between security forces and the militants following the attack as an air-supported operation continued in the district.
Meanwhile, another four were wounded in a separate armed attack on the Dicle-Hani motorway targeting police officers.
Security forces stopped a suspicious car on the motorway following the attack in Dicle district. However, those inside the car opened fire on security personnel.
Hani’s chief police officer, along with two police officers and a female judge inside the police vehicle, were wounded in the attack.