Saudi Arabia condemns deadly terror attack in E. Turkey

Thursday attack by PKK terrorists left eight soldiers dead in Turkey's Batman province

Saudi Arabia condemns deadly terror attack in E. Turkey

Saudi Arabia has condemned an attack by the PKK terrorist group that left eight Turkish soldiers dead on Thursday in Turkey’s eastern Batman province.

The Saudi Press Agency on Friday quoted an unnamed Saudi Foreign Ministry source as saying that the kingdom stands “in solidarity with Turkey in the fight against terrorism… [and] offers condolences to the families of the victims and the government and people of Turkey”.

On Thursday morning, PKK terrorists detonated an improvised explosive device as a Turkish military vehicle passed through the area, leaving eight soldiers martyred and another seriously injured.

During its 30-year campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- considered a terrorist group by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people, including numerous women and children.