One soldier killed in PKK attack in Turkey’s southeast
MARDİNOne soldier was killed on Nov. 30 in an attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Derik district of the southeastern province of Mardin, where a curfew had been declared by security forces, the General Staff has stated.
PKK militants attacked a military vehicle with rocket-propelled weapons, killing one soldier and injuring another, according to initial reports.
Armed clashes between the security forces and the PKK in the Derik district are reportedly ongoing. Three PKK militants were killed during the clashes in Derik.
Separately, three alleged PKK militants in southeastern Şırnak province were killed in two clashes after a patrolling police team and Cizre police department’s annex came under attack.
Rocket-propelled grenades and other heavy weapons were said to be used in the strike.
Meanwhile, a curfew was declared in the Nusaybin district of Mardin as of 9:00 p.m. on Nov. 29. A curfew was removed from Diyarbakır’s Sur district on Nov. 30.