One soldier killed in eastern Turkey blast

Anti-terror operation continues in Sirnak province

One soldier killed in eastern Turkey blast

World Bulletin / News Desk

A soldier was killed when an improvised explosive device planted by the PKK terror group blew up in southeastern Sirnak province on Tuesday, according to a regional governor's office.

In its statement, the governor's office said the soldier got seriously wounded in Soru Tepe area in the central district early morning during an anti-terror operation launched on Monday in the province.

He later succumbed to his wounds at the Sirnak State Hospital.

The anti-terror operation in the area continues, the statement added.  

The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- resumed its armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015.

Since then, it has been responsible for the deaths of more than 1,200 Turkish security personnel and civilians, including a number of women and children.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Nisan 2018, 11:01