PKK attacks multiple Turkish posts
AA PhotoSuspected members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party attacked a traffic registration bureau in the eastern province of Bitlis yesterday with long-range weaponry and rockets, Anatolia news agency reported.
Security officials responded by opening fire. A fire started on the roof of the building amid clashes.
No casualties were reported in the attack. All traffic was suspended in the area.
Another attack was launched against a gendarmerie post in the eastern province of Tunceli yesterday, Doğan news agency reported.
Fifteen alleged members of PKK and the outlawed Turkish Workers and Peasants’ Liberation Army (TİKKO) opened fire on watchtowers around the gendarmerie station in an attempt to enter.
Security forces responded with heavy fire, forcing the militants to flee.
A third attack took place in Tunceli’s Ovacık district at around 4 p.m. when PKK militants opened fire with long-range weapons and rockets on another gendarmerie post.
Clashes erupted when security forces responded. Helicopters and special units were sent to the area immediately.
No casualties were reported in any of the attacks. Operations are continuing in the areas in question.