Village guard killed in SE Turkey

Refik Kamel, who had been injured last month in operation against extremist PKK, succumbed to his wounds

Village guard killed in SE Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

A village guard, who had been wounded in an operation against the extremist group PKK in southeastern Turkey, was killed on Sunday, hospital sources said.

Refik Kamel was wounded during a Turkish army operation between Sept. 19 and 22 in the Eruh district of Siirt province. Two village guards and one soldier had also been killed during the clashes. 

Meanwhile, two PKK extremists were “neutralized” in the Dogubayazit district of Turkey’s eastern province of Agri, the local governorship said on Sunday.

The Agri governorship added that a large-scale operation had been launched in the region.

Moreover, the Turkish military said on Sunday that positions belonging to the PKK had been destroyed by Turkish fighter jets in the eastern Turkey.

The Turkish General Staff said that two caves and a weapon pit were destroyed at 2.36 p.m. (1136GMT) in the Kagizman district of Kars province.

Another operation, which was conducted at 3.06 p.m. (1206GMT) in Beytussebap district of Sirnak province, destroyed a blockhouse, the military added.

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

Since then, PKK extremist attacks have killed more than 600 security personnel and also claimed the lives of numerous civilians, including women and children, while more than 7,000PKK extremists have been killed in army operations.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Ekim 2016, 09:31