Militant who attacked Kilicdaroglu’s convoy in 2016 killed in Kars
Turkish security forces killed the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant who was among the attackers of a convoy carrying main opposition Republican People’s Party (PKK) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu in August 2016, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
According to the ministry, the PKK militant named Velat Behçet Avras was killed in an operation on May 22 along with unspecified number of militants.
The operation took in the Kağızman district of the eastern province of Kars. Avras was the PKK’s member responsible for the eastern Black Sea province of Artvin, the ministry added.
He took part in an attack on a CHP convoy of vehicles, including one carrying Kılıçdaroğlu, in Artvin on Aug. 25, 2016. The attack killed one soldier and injured two others, and Kılıçdaroğlu was later flown out of the area by helicopter, Hurriyet Daily reported.