One village guard killed, three others wounded in Turkey’s east
BİNGÖLOne village guard was killed in an operation against outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the eastern province of Bingöl on April 4, according to security sources, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
The guard was killed during an ongoing operation launched against PKK militants in the Genç district, said a source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
Three other village guards and one security official were slightly wounded in the operation and taken to hospital for treatment.
The Bingöl Governor’s Office imposed curfews on seven villages and eight neighborhoods in Genç before the operation.
Meanwhile, a total of six PKK militants were killed in Turkey’s eastern province of Bitlis on April 4, officials said.
According to a statement by the Bitlis Governor’s Office, Bitlis Provincial Gendarmerie Command guards first killed five militants and later another militant in the Tatvan district’s rural Anadere area during the same operation.
In addition, police have arrested one suspect allegedly linked to the PKK, a judicial source said April 5.
According to the source, the suspect was arrested in the Aegean province of İzmir, where gendarmerie units carried out an operation under an investigation by İzmir prosecutors in order to catch the suspect, believed to have spread terrorist propaganda online.
The suspect, identified only as H.B., was caught in his home in the Torbalı district.
Forces also seized 36 CDs, one memory stick, one laptop, two external drives, one video cassette, two cellphones and one sim card as evidence.