ANKARA, Oct. 26 (Xinhuanet) -- Militants of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) staged another bomb attack on an oil pipeline in southeastern Turkey on Tuesday, Turkish private NTV reported.
The bombing, which resulted in approximately 200 barrels of oil leaking, was the third of its kind carried out by the PKK militants in Batman province in recent days, said NTV, adding that an earlier attempt to sabotage the pipeline with a kitchen gas bottle failed.
On Sunday, a remote controled device was also detonated in the Garzan region, causing a spill of some 6,000 barrels in the region.
The PKK, also known as KADEK or Kongra-Gel, launched an armed campaign for an ethnic homeland in southeastern Turkey in 1984,sparking decades of strife that has claimed more than 30,000 lives, mainly Kurdish.
Though fighting fell off sharply with the capture of PKK commander Abdullah Ocalan in 1999, violence between the guerrillas and Turkish security forces has been on the rise since the rebels called off a six-year unilateral truce in June.
The Turkish government refuses to negotiate with the PKK, which it deems a terrorist organization. Enditem