PKK attack kills two civilians in Batman
Two civilians were killed Monday night when suspected members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, opened fire on police officers and civilians in the southeastern province of Batman.
Mizgin Doğrul, a 35-year-old woman who was eight months pregnant, and her 4-year-old daughter were killed in the attack.
Doğrul's unborn baby was saved, but the attack wounded two more children from the same family, one of whom is in critical condition. Three police officers were also injured.
Batman Gov. Ahmet Turhan said the attackers used long-range weapons and opened fire from a vehicle.
The PKK militants responsible for the attack were reportedly killed in clashes with security forces following the attack.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.