Soldier killed in clashes with PKK militants in Tunceli
TUNCELİOne soldier was killed on Dec. 28 during clashes with outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the eastern province of Tunceli, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Security forces were conducting land searches in rural areas of the province when they engaged in an armed conflict with a group of PKK militants.
One unidentified specialized sergeant was initially wounded during the clashes in the Çat Deresi region near the Atadoğdu village. He was immediately taken to Tunceli State Hospital by helicopter, where he later succumbed to his injuries despite all medical efforts.
Meanwhile, a group of trained commandos were dispatched to the region as part of the operation, while cobra helicopters intensively fired shots on possible escape routes the militants would use.
Two PKK militants were also killed in the operation.
In addition, the security forces’ operation in the region to apprehend the militants was ongoing.