PKK attack on high school leaves 3 injured in Turkey

Press TV, October 10, 2012
Suspected members of the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) have attacked a high school in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir, leaving two teachers and a student injured.

The attack took place on Tuesday, coinciding with the anniversary of PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan’s 1998 deportation from Syria.

Early during the day, armed assailants threw Molotov cocktails and a percussion bomb at the Sehitlik High School, which hit the school’s administrative section.

Teachers, Yusuf Karatas and Gulay Binay, and 12th-grader Necat Oruc were injured in the attack. The injured were taken to hospital and classes suspended.

This is not the first time the PKK has attacked schools. On Oct.1 the PKK torched Ataturk Elementary School located in Altinsu village, in Turkey’s southeastern province of Hakkari amid ongoing clashes between the PKK and Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) in the region.

PKK members escaped the scene immediately after setting the school ablaze and firefighters were able to extinguish the fire.

Also on Sept. 20, the PKK set the same school on fire seriously damaging the school which school has a capacity of 850 students.

The PKK has been fighting for an autonomous Kurdish region inside Turkey since the 1980s.