24 wounded in PKK attacks in Turkey’s east
VAN – Anadolu Agency
DHA photoA total of 24 soldiers were wounded late Sept. 21 in attacks by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the eastern province of Van.
PKK militants remotely detonated a hand-made explosive placed on the Başkale-Hakkari motorway at around 11:30 p.m. as a military vehicle was passing by. The armored vehicle was overturned as a result of the explosion, wounding 13 soldiers inside. The wounded soldiers were taken to Başkale State Hospital and later transferred to a university hospital with helicopters after receiving initial treatment.
Meanwhile, eleven soldiers were wounded in a separate attack by the PKK militants on early Sept. 22, the Van Governor’s Office has stated.
PKK militants detonated explosives placed on the Van-Hakkari motorway during the passing of a military vehicle, wounding eleven.
Security forces have conducted an operation to apprehend the militants responsible for the attack.