One soldier killed, five wounded in blast in Şırnak in southeast Turkey
AA PhotoOne soldier was killed in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the southeastern Turkish province of Şırnak on Nov. 24, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
The attack occurred due to the explosion of a hand-made bomb planted on the road by PKK militants.
Two soldiers and three village guards were wounded in the attack, which occurred in an area close to the Cudi Mountain while soldiers were conducting search operations.
The injured soldiers were taken to hospital, while an operation was launched in the region to apprehend the perpetrators of the attack.
Meanwhile, Turkish warplanes have conducted air strikes against the PKK in northern Iraq. The jets hit five PKK positions in the Avasin-Basyan and Gara regions of northern Iraq.
According to the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK), the jets carried out the aerial operation between 7:46 p.m. and 8 p.m. after receiving intelligence.
The warplanes safely returned to their bases after the aerial operation.
Meanwhile, the PKK militants have detonated a home-made explosive while a cargo train was passing through the Genç district of the eastern province of Bingöl. The explosion caused material damage but no casualties were caused.
A widespread operation was launched after the explosion and another explosive found nearby was detonated in a controlled explosion.