DIYARBAKIR/ MARDIN, Turkey
A PKK terrorist was caught Saturday in southeastern Turkey who conducted an attack in Diyarbakır in 2016 with a bomb-laden vehicle that martyred five members from the same family.
Mehmet Eliacik was arrested at a notary in Diyarbakir province.
Twelve people were also injured in the Aug. 10, 2016 attack in Sur district.
Separately, a terrorist was caught in Mardin province who was identified as a “miner and bomber” for the PKK terror organization.
A Kalashnikov gun, two hand grenades and other ammunition were seized from Zilan Demir, codenamed Zana Mardin, according to a governor’s statement.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and EU — has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. The YPG is PKK’s Syrian offshoot.
*Writing by Seda Sevencan
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