Another Turkish soldier killed, as army blames PKK

Another Turkish soldier killed, as army blames PKK

Another Turkish soldier killed, as army blames PKK

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Another soldier was killed in Turkey’s southeast on Oct. 29, hours after the Turkish army reiterated that the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was responsible for the recent killing of three soldiers in the southeastern province of Hakkari.

A Turkish non-commissioned officer who was shopping with his wife in downtown Diyarbakır was shot in the head on Oct. 29 by unidentified assailants who quickly fled the scene. The soldier, identified as Nejdet Aydoğdu, succumbed to his injuries after being rushed to hospital.

Police and special operation teams have started a comprehensive operation in the city to catch those responsible.

Three soldiers were fatally shot in the head in Hakkari’s Yüksekova district on Oct. 25 while walking downtown in their civilian clothes. Before the latest killing in Diyarbakır on Oct. 29, Turkey’s General Staff released a fresh statement blaming the PKK for the incident, after the PKK had denied responsibility.

The General Staff’s statement said Fazıl Çağrı, a PKK militant in charge of the Yüksekova area, was mentioned as the instigator of the killing in an intercepted radio call between local PKK leaders on Oct. 28.