Two outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party
(PKK) militants were killed by Turkish jets after they attempted to infiltrate a military base in the southeastern province of Hakkari, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on June 13.
militants were bombarded with fire before they infiltrated the military base, while a number of weapons and ammunitions were also seized, according to a statement from the Hakkari Governor’s Office.
“Three AK-47-type Kalashnikovs, 15 Kalashnikov chargers, 13 hand grenades, two explosive belts, four umbrellas, two bomb cases and a number of life support materials were seized as part of the operation,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, one Turkish soldier was killed due to an explosion of a hand-made bomb placed on a road by PKK
militants in the eastern province of Bingöl.
The soldier was killed during a military vehicle passage on June 12, according to a statement from the Turkish Armed Forces.
One day earlier, one specialized sergeant was killed in an attack during an operation against the PKK
“On June 11, at around 19:30, our soldiers were martyred in an attack by PKK
members in the region of Genç district, in the Sağlık neighborhood, in Bingöl,” the military said.