One assailant was killed and one was wounded on Sept. 15 during clashes between security forces and members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in various neighborhoods in the eastern province of Van, the Hurriyet Daily News reports quoting the local governor’s office has stated.
PKK members blocked roads in the Karşıyaka, Yenimahalle and Şabaniye neighborhoods with barricades. Locals living in the neighborhoods informed security forces of the incidents as armored police vehicles deployed to the areas were targeted with hidden bombs, Molotov cocktails and long-barreled weapons.
Meanwhile, PKK members responded to the intervention of the security forces by firing their weapons and using improvised explosives. One assailant, wearing a mask and identified as V.B., was killed while another identified as M.İ. was wounded, the statement said.
The governor’s office said judicial and administrative investigations into the incidents were continuing.