UPDATES WITH REMARKS FROM TURKISH PRESIDENT
By Hasan Namli and Muhsin Tas
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AA) – At least four civilians were martyred and 13 others seriously injured Thursday when the PKK terrorists targeted a vehicle carrying forest workers in southeastern Turkey, local governorate said.
In a statement, the Diyarbakir Governorate said the terrorist attack occurred in the Kulp district at around 6 p.m. (0500GMT).
The PKK terrorists used improvised explosives to target the vehicle carrying the villagers who were heading to the forest to collect wood, the statement added.
All the wounded were taken to the hospitals for treatment.
Meanwhile, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was updated about the attack by Diyarbakir Governor Hasan Basri Guzeloglu.
Erdogan said all means will be used to arrest the perpetrators of the PKK terror attack targeting the civilians.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU — has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.
*Contributed by Yildiz Nevin Gundogmus, written by Erdogan Cagatay Zontur in Ankara