Two soldiers killed in clashes with PKK in Turkey’s Hakkari
AA photoTwo soldiers were killed on Sept. 5 during clashes with militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Çukurca district of the southeastern province of Hakkari, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Security forces engaged in an armed clash with a group of PKK militants during the ongoing operations conducted in the Dağbaşı, Kale and Seni Tepe rural areas of the district.
According to reports, two soldiers were killed in the initial fire. A funeral ceremony was expected to be held for the killed soldiers in the afternoon hours at the Hakkari Mountain and Commando Brigade Command.
Meanwhile, security forces operations against PKK militants in the region were ongoing.
Late on Sept. 4, Turkish warplanes conducted airstrikes targeting PKK militants in the rural areas of Çukurca, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
Three PKK targets were destroyed in the air operation conducted between 6:13 p.m. and 6:20 p.m., the agency said.