2 soldiers killed in separate PKK attacks in Turkey’s southeast
DİYARBAKIR – Anadolu Agency
AA photoTwo soldiers were killed in two separate attacks by outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants late on June 28 in the Lice and Bismil districts of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır.
In a separate attack by PKK militants in Bismil, Specialized Sgt. Erdem Ünal was killed in front of his house close to the Diyarbakır-Bitlis highway.
Turkish jets hit PKK targets in northern Iraq’s Kandil region on June 28, destroying three shelters used by the militants.
According to military sources, some 38 militants were also killed and seven were wounded in an aerial operation carried out in Kandil on June 27.
Meanwhile, 11 people in the Mardin districts of Derik, Mazıdağı, Kızıltepe and the southeastern province of Şanliurfa’s Viranşehir district were arrested for allegedly aiding PKK militants in their attacks on security forces.
Eleven of the 20 suspects detained in a post-attack operation were arrested by a court on June 29.
The operations were initiated after attacks on the May 4 Derik Gendarmerie post and June 24 Bayır neighborhood carried out by PKK militants.