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Two Turkish soldiers were gravely injured on June 13 during an operation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Genç district of the eastern province of Bingöl, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

The soldiers were transferred to the Bingöl State Hospital by helicopters. 

Bingöl Governor Yavuz Selim Köşger visited the wounded soldiers at the hospital, receiving information on their health situations.

“There is a struggle that has been going on in the Genç district’s rural area for the last three days. There is, from time to time, close contact [between security personnel and PKK militants],” Köşger told reporters on his way out of the hospital. 

“Now two of our infantrymen are heavily injured. All of the Bingöl State Hospital’s personnel are on duty working on our friends’ treatments. The injured are in the operation room, the necessary interventions are being undertaken,” he said.

June/14/2017

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