PKK attack wounds 2 soldiers in southeastern Turkey

Four PKK extremists killed as Turkish forces respond to attack near Iraqi border

PKK attack wounds 2 soldiers in southeastern Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two Turkish soldiers were wounded Sunday in a PKK attack in Hakkari province, southeastern Turkey, a security source has said.

Speaking on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, the source said PKK extremists attacked members of the security forces during an operation in the Samanli and Cadikan regions near the Iraq border.

The wounded troops were taken to hospital, the source added. Turkish sources responded with gunfire and carried out an artillery and tank attack on PKK targets, killing four extremists.

An operation in the region is still underway.


- Village guards wounded in Siirt

Elsewhere, five village guards were wounded by a PKK roadside bomb in Turkey's southeastern Siirt province.

According to the same source, PKK extremists detonated the device on the Siirt-Sirnak road as village guards passed by.

Five guards were wounded and taken to Eruh State Hospital, the source added.

The PKK -- listed as a extremist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU -- resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July last year, since when more than 600 security personnel have been martyred and around 7,000 PKK extremists killed.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Ağustos 2016, 13:47