Soldier wounded in PKK car bomb attack in Turkey’s Diyarbakır
DİYARBAKIROne soldier was wounded in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) car bomb attack in the Lice district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on Sept. 10, Doğan News Agency has reported.
A PKK militant inside a bomb-laden car refused to obey stop calls by gendarmerie forces at the Duru Gendarmerie Military Post some 15 kilometers away from the district at around 6 a.m.
Soldiers immediately opened fire and the bomb-laden car hit concrete barriers around the post before exploding.
One soldier was wounded in the attack.
Security measures had been improved around the military station as it had previously been subjected to attacks by PKK militants.
A number of armored vehicles were dispatched to the scene as an air-supported operation was launched in the region following the attack.
Separately, PKK militants killed a businessman in the southeastern province of Siirt late on Sept. 9 during an abduction attempt.
Mehmet Salih Arslan, a 62-year-old businessman, was shot by PKK militants in front of his house in the Kemerli village of the Eruh district after they raided his house to abduct his son Ahmet Arslan at around 9:30 p.m.
He tried to prevent the abduction but was shot in his back.
Arslan was critically wounded as a result of the attack and was taken to Siirt State Hospital, but succumbed to his wounds in the hospital.
The militants managed to escape after locals arrived at the scene following the gunshots, leaving Arslan free.
He was laid to rest in the Şeyh Musa Cemetery on Sept. 10 following a funeral ceremony.