Turkish soldier succumbs to wounds in eastern Turkey

Friday's PKK attack in eastern Bingol province had left the soldier in critical condition

Turkish soldier succumbs to wounds in eastern Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

A soldier, who was critically wounded during in an anti-terror operation targeting the PKK in Turkey’s eastern province of Bingol Friday, succumbed to his wounds at a hospital in Elazig on Saturday, according to the local governorship.

The soldier was initially hospitalized after he was injured by an improvised explosive placed by the terror group in a rural area of the Genc district, but later he was taken to Elazig Firat University Hospital and he succumbed to his injuries there, said the Elazig governorship.

Late on Friday, two other soldiers were wounded in the same incident and they are still being treated at the Bingol State Hospital.

More than 1,200 people, including security force personnel and civilians, have lost their lives since the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU -- resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July 2015.

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