PKK attacks continue in southeast Turkey
DHA PhotoSuspected members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attacked the Omurlu second border battalion today in the eastern province of Hakkari for the third time in 48 hours, daily Hürriyet has reported.
The militants targeted the facility with heavy weapons, the reports said. A clash erupted after Turkish soldiers returned fire.
An extensive operation supported by the Air Force has been launched to capture the militants.
Militants attacked the same battalion twice in the previous 24 hours, leaving one soldier dead and five soldiers injured.
The PKK is recognized as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.