One soldier killed, two others wounded in clashes in southeast Turkey
ANKARA – Doğan News Agency
AA PhotoOne soldier was killed while two others were wounded in clashes with members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southeastern province of Şırnak, Turkish Armed Forces has announced.
“Three of our brothers in arms were wounded during an operation in Şırnak’s Cizre district at 8:34 p.m. on Dec. 24, 2015,” the press release said, adding the wounds of one of the soldiers were critical.
While all injured soldiers were transferred to a hospital, one succumbed to his wounds during treatment.
The Armed Forces claimed that six PKK militants were “neutralized” during the clashes, a euphemism used by the military to indicate they were either killed or captured.
A curfew has been in force in Cizre since Dec. 14 as upward of 10,000 soldiers attempt to remove trenches and barricades.
The curfews imposed on southeastern towns have forced locals to remain inside their homes, where many have run out of water, electricity and even food.