Two PKK militants captured in southeast

Two PKK militants captured in southeast

HAKKARİ-Anadolu Agency
Two PKK militants captured in southeast

Two PKK militants were captured in Turkey’s southeastern Hakkari and Diyarbakır provinces on May 11.

İdris Akbıyık, the Hakkari governor, told reporters a militant, identified as Metin Daşdemir, was captured at a house in Yeniışık village of Yüksekova district.

Akbıyık said that Daşdemir had taken part in the killing of an 11-month-old child and his mother and in another attack that killed one soldier and three village guards.

Three people were also detained for allegedly hiding the militant in their home, the governor added.

Meanwhile, another militant, identified as Evin Sevim, was captured by the Diyarbakir police in a separate operation, a police official said.

The militant was also involved in the killing of the minor child and his mother, said the official who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

In July 2018, a roadside bombing by the PKK killed Nurcan Karakaya and her 11-month-old son,

Mustafa Bedirhan, in Hakkari. The bomb exploded when a car carrying the civilians was passing through the Yüksekova district.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.