One soldier killed in PKK attack in Turkey’s southeast
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AA photoOne soldier was killed late on July 2 in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the Beytüşşebap district of the southeastern province of Şırnak.
A group of PKK militants simultaneously attacked the district security directorate, gendarmerie command post and military lodgings with long-barreled weapons and rocket propelled grenades.
Non-commissioned officer İsmail Demir was wounded in the attack and later succumbed to his injuries at Beytüşşebap State Hospital.
Security forces conducted an operation in the region to apprehend the fleeing militants.
The district governor’s office announced on July 3 that it had declared a curfew starting from 1. a.m. until further notice to apprehend the militants.
Meanwhile, another soldier was wounded late on June 2 during clashes with PKK militants in the rural area of the Genç district of the eastern province of Bingöl.
One specialized sergeant was wounded when an armed clash erupted between security forces conducting a search and PKK militants.
The wounded soldier was immediately taken to Bingöl State Hospital in a helicopter and is reported to be in a stable condition.