Soldier dies in mine explosion

Soldier dies in mine explosion

ŞIRNAK - Doğan News Agency
Soldier dies in mine explosion

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One Turkish soldier was killed yesterday by suspected members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) when he stepped on a mine in the southeastern province of Şırnak’s Uludere district.

Gendarmerie soldier Musa Topaloğlu was conducting a mine-sweeping task when one of the mines exploded.

Topaloğlu will be buried later today after prayers in his hometown of Sivas in Central Anatolia.

Meanwhile, three soldiers were wounded and a PKK militant was killed in the southern province of Hatay yesterday during a PKK attack on a gendarmerie station.

Two PKK members were killed in a subsequent operation.