Turkey: 2 soldiers martyred in PKK bomb attack

Air-backed security operation launched after roadside bomb planted by terrorists in inter-district highway targets military vehicle, killing two troops

Turkey: 2 soldiers martyred in PKK bomb attack

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two soldiers were martyred on Tuesday after the terrorist PKK members detonated an explosive in Semdinli district of eastern Hakkari province, security sources said.

The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the roadside bomb planted on Semdinli-Yuksekova highway was let off while an army vehicle was passing.

The security forces launched an air-backed operation in the region to find the terrorists. 

The PKK is designated a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU.

According to Turkish government figures, the PKK has killed around 30 civilians since July, while more than 120 members of the security forces have been martyred.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Eylül 2015, 09:10