Four soldiers killed in PKK attacks, ops in southeast Turkey
VAN/MARDİN – Doğan News Agency
DHA photoFour soldiers were killed and nine were wounded on May 19 in two separate attacks by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southeastern provinces of Van and Mardin.
Two soldiers were initially wounded in the fight, with one specialized sergeant succumbing to his injuries and the other still receiving treatment.
Reinforcements were deployed to the area as the road was closed to traffic. In the afternoon hours, another soldier was killed after an armored vehicle heading to the region to support the operations crashed.
Ten soldiers were injured in the attack, three of them critically. However, one of the soldiers later succumbed to his injuries at the Nusaybin State Hospital.
Anti-PKK security operations in the district are ongoing.