Six soldiers injured in PKK attack in SE Turkey

Wounded soldiers, one in critical condition, taken to hospital, security operation underway in Diyarbakir province

Six soldiers injured in PKK attack in SE Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

Six Turkish soldiers were injured on Thursday when PKK terrorists attacked a military vehicle in southeastern Turkey, according to security sources.

In the Diyarbakir province, PKK terrorists targeted a military vehicle near the village of Kocbaba, Hazro with long-barreled weapons and rocket launchers, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media.

The injured -- including one in critical condition -- were taken to nearby hospitals in the district and province, the source said, adding that a security operation in the area is underway.

The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- resumed its decades-long 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.

 
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