OIC condemns PKK terrorist attack in Turkey

Eight Turkish soldiers were martyred and another injured in an attack by PKK terrorists on Thursday

OIC condemns PKK terrorist attack in Turkey

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned Thursday's attack by PKK terrorists in Turkey that claimed lives of eight soldiers.

In a statement, Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, the secretary general of the OIC, said on Friday they fiercely condemned the terrorist attack targeting Turkish soldiers.

Al-Othaimeen offered condolences to the Turkish government, people and families of martyred soldiers.

He also wished quick recovery to the injured.

In addition to Al-Othaimeen, Iraqi Shia leader and National Wisdom Movement chief Ammar al-Hakim condemned the attack and expressed solidarity with Turkey in a social media post.

On Thursday morning, PKK terrorists detonated an improvised explosive device planted on a road when a Turkish military vehicle was passing through the area, leaving eight soldiers martyred and another seriously injured.

In 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.