PKK attack kills one more Turkish soldier

PKK militants attacked a military outpost in southeast Turkey overnight, killing one soldier and wounding two others, security sources said.

PKK attack kills one more Turkish soldier

 

PKK militants attacked a military outpost in southeast Turkey overnight, killing one soldier and wounding two others, security sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

The latest assault, part of an upsurge in violence since the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants called off a 14-month ceasefire at the start of June, was at Gercus in Batman province, they said.

According to the Batman Governor's Office, the attack on Turkish commando troops took place at around 20:50 hours in Gercus toen of Batman.

Wounded soldiers have been taken to the Military Hospital in Diyarbakir and they are not in life-threatening condition, anadolu agency said.

Military reinforcements were sent to the Batman area on Wednesday to track down the rebels, a day after an attack on another base in the region left 15 people dead.

Turkish political and military leaders on Tuesday voiced growing frustration over the level of support the United States and Iraq were giving Turkey in its fight against PKK.

Most of the PKK's estimated 4,000 fighters are based in the mountains of neighbouring northern Iraq, from where they launch attacks on military targets in southeast Turkey. Washington provides intelligence on PKK movements to Ankara.

Turkey, the United States and European Union list the PKK as a terrorist group.

More than 40,000 people have been killed in the PKK conflict since .
 

Agencies

Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Temmuz 2010, 15:35
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