The victims are a group of workers on their way to collect firewood in a forest in Diyarbakır province, southeast Turkey, when a bomb placed by the PKK exploded.
Five civilians were killed in Turkey on Wednesday when a bomb planted by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist group was activated as a vehicle passed carrying a group of forest workers on their way to collect wood in a forest in the Diyarbakır province, southeast of the country.
As reported by the local governor’s office, the attack occurred on a highway connecting the municipalities of Kulp and Hazro, next to the town of Güleç, when the terrorists blew up a bomb placed next to the road, hitting the vehicle squarely.
Several medical teams and gendarmerie personnel immediately moved to the area of the attack, while the security forces launched a search operation to try to locate the perpetrators of the attack.
After learning the news, Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar joined the voices of condemnation for the attack and assured that the perpetrators would be brought to justice. Since launching an armed campaign to achieve its political ends in 1984, more than 40,000 people have died as a result of violence and attacks by the PKK, a Marxist-oriented group included in the list of EU terrorist organisations.
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