2 soldiers, civilian injured in E Turkey PKK attack

PKK extremist open fire on gendarmerie station in eastern Tunceli province

2 soldiers, civilian injured in E Turkey PKK attack

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two Turkish soldiers and a civilian were wounded in an attack carried out by the PKK extremists in eastern Tunceli province Monday, according to a military source.

The source, who spoke on condition of confidentiality due to restrictions on speaking to the media said that  PKK extremist had opened fire with long-barreled weapons on the Daloren gendarmerie station in the province’s Hozat district. Security forces then responded to the attack, the source added.

The injured soldiers were taken to Elazig Firat University Hospital, while the civilian was taken to Tunceli State Hospital.

An operation was also launched in the area to nab the attackers.

The PKK -- listed as a extremist organization also by the U.S. and the EU -- resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015.

Since then, over 600 security personnel, including troops, police officers and village guards have been martyred and more than 7,000 PKK extremists killed or neutralized in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 01 Ağustos 2016, 12:57