Four soldiers killed in PKK attacks in Turkey’s southeast
MARDİNThree soldiers were killed after the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) detonated an explosive during the passage of a military vehicle at the 25th kilometer of the Mardin-Diyarbakır highway in the Sultan Şehmus area in the southeastern province of Mardin, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Three wounded soldiers were taken to the hospitals in the province. Security forces subsequently launched an operation against the PKK militants.
Meanwhile, one soldier was killed and three others were wounded in a similar attack in nearby Hakkari when PKK militants remotely detonated an explosive placed in the Tekeli village near the Şemdinli district.
Earlier, eight soldiers were wounded after the PKK detonated an explosive during the passage of a military vehicle in the Başkale district of the eastern province of Van.
In addition, PKK militants opened harassment fire at a gendarmerie border post in the Kulp district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır.
Security forces responded immediately to the attack.