Abandoned bomb car found after PKK attack
HATAY - Doğan News Agency
DHA photoAn abandoned car containing explosives was found in front of a government office in the southern province of Hatay’s Erzin district following a militant attack yesterday night.
Two different groups of militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) organized simultaneous attacks on the district police office and a gendarmerie station in Erzin yesterday.
After the militants had been stopped, security forces noticed a civilian vehicle parked in front of the Erzin government office that had not been there before the attack.
Bomb specialists approached the vehicle with signal-cutting jammers and found 65 kilograms of explosives ready to be detonated via remote control. The specialists defused the bomb that consisted of ammonium nitrate and 1.5 kilograms of C4 explosives.
Officials said they believed PKK militants aimed to hit the government office with the bomb as part of their coordinated attack.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.