A photo released by Turkish Armed Forces.
Two specialist sergeants were killed and one soldier was
wounded when a landmine exploded near their military vehicle in the eastern
province of Hakkari today, daily Hürriyet has reported.
The landmine on a road near the province's Kırköy village
was detonated remotely by outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party
(PKK) militants as
the vehicle was passing, according to reports.
The vehicle fell into Zap Creek due to the blast.
The road has been closed in the event that there are
more landmines in the area, while an operation was also launched to locate the
A policeman was also wounded today when PKK
militants opened fire on a guardroom of a military housing unit in Şırnak's Gündoğdu neighborhood. Fifteen PKK militants killed in eastern Turkey: Report
Fifteen suspected members of the outlawed Kurdistan
Worker's Party (PKK) have been killed in operations in the eastern province of
Hakkari, Cihan news agency reported today.
Military operations were launched in the province's
Dağlıca district after a landmine planted by the PKK was detonated on Aug. 18,
killing one soldier and wounding two others.
Four PKK positions were hit by fire and 15 militants were
killed in operations with support from the Air Force, according to the agency.
Another military operation has been continuing in the
southeastern province of Şırnak following PKK
attacks on a police station and a
special forces building that wounded one policeman.
Special teams were patrolling a rural area near Namaz
Mountain after military helicopters bombed targets, according to reports