Soldier killed in PKK attack in Turkey’s southeast
MARDİNOne soldier was killed late June 2 in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the Nusaybin district of the southeastern province of Mardin.
PKK militants detonated a hand-made explosive hidden in a building in the Fırat neighborhood while soldiers were conducting searches inside at around 4 p.m. Three security personnel were initially wounded as the building collapsed after the explosion. The wounded were immediately taken to Nusaybin State Hospital, but non-commissioned officer Arif Çakır succumbed to his injuries. The treatment of the other two soldiers is continuing.
Meanwhile, security forces spotted a house on June 2 in the Yenişehir neighborhood where PKK militants were preparing hand-made explosives. Equipment used in making explosives was seized in the operation.
The General Staff said in a statement that a total of 57 hand-made explosives were destroyed on June 2 during security forces’ operations in Nusaybin that have been continuing since March 14.