One soldier killed in PKK attack in Turkey’s southeast
AA photoOne soldier was killed and another two were wounded on June 22 in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the southeastern province of Şırnak, the Turkish General Staff has announced.
PKK militants attacked the Elmalı Peak Military Post in Şırnak, initially wounding three soldiers, according to a statement by the General Staff.
One of the soldiers subsequently succumbed to his injuries at hospital at 11.55 a.m., the statement added.
Security forces’ operation against PKK militants in Şırnak ended on June 3.
According to the General Staff, a total of 505 PKK militants were killed in operations in the province while 238 barricades were removed, 39 trenches were filled and 1,566 hand-made explosives were destroyed. In addition, 280 weapons, 25,929 rounds of ammunition, nine radio sets and 6,420 explosives were seized in operations in Şırnak.
Security forces are still continuing detailed efforts to remove barricades and destroy explosives placed in various points in the region.