Five killed in PKK attacks in Turkey’s southeast
DHA photoA total of four soldiers and one special operation policeman were killed in separate attacks by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southeastern provinces, with one succumbing to his injuries Oct. 1 at a military hospital in the capital of Ankara.
The first attack came in the early hours of Oct. 1 in the Silvan district of Diyarbakır, when Spc. Sgt. Sinan Uçan and Master Sgt. Tolga Topçuoğlu were caught in crossfire with PKK militants as they were heading toward the Silvan Tactical Gendarmerie Post. The two soldiers succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.
In the Nusaybin district of the Mardin province, Gendarmerie Spc. Cpl. Hakan Öcalan was killed in a clash that left five soldiers and one temporary village guard wounded. One PKK militant was also killed in the clashes.
In the Beytüşşebap district of the Şırnak province, PKK militants detonated a bomb placed on the road as a military convoy was passing by. Two soldiers were wounded in the attack, with one later dying from his injuries at the hospital.
In the latest update on casualties, special operations police Emre Akbaş, who was wounded in an attack in the Cizre district of Şırnak three weeks ago, succumbed to his injuries on Oct. 1 at the Gülhane Military Hospital (GATA) in Ankara.