One soldier killed, another wounded in PKK attack in Mardin
A Turkish soldier on Oct. 23 succumbed to his injuries sustained in a PKK attack in southeastern Turkey, security sources said.
The soldier - among two injured in PKK attack in Mardin - died at a hospital in southeastern Diyarbakır province.
Two soldiers were heavily injured when outlawed PKK militants opened fire during the Turkish army’s anti-terror operation in Mardin’s Dargeçit district.
Meanwhile, security forces “neutralized” two PKK militants in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa on Oct. 23.
Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply the militants in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.
Security sources told state-run Anadolu Agency that the PKK militants were neutralized during a counter-terror operation in the province’s Ceylanpınar district near Turkey’s border to Syria.
The militants were reportedly spotted in an abandoned building in a rural area.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.