Soldier killed in PKK attack in Turkey’s Şırnak

Soldier killed in PKK attack in Turkey’s Şırnak

Soldier killed in PKK attack in Turkey’s Şırnak

A soldier has been killed and another wounded during an operation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in southeastern Turkey, a security source said on May 11.

The source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media, said the security forces had been running a counter-terror operation in the Bestler-Dereler region in the Şırnak province.

During the operations, improvised explosives planted by the PKK detonated, injuring two soldiers.

The soldiers were rushed to Şırnak State Hospital, where one soldier succumbed to his wounds, sources said.

The military’s operations are ongoing in the region.

Two PKK militants ‘neutralized’ in Mardin 

Meanwhile, at least two militants of the PKK were “neutralized” in the southeastern province of Mardin, the Turkish military said in a statement on May 10.

Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply that the militants in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

According to the statement, the militants were “neutralized” during operations in Mardin’s Nusaybin district on May 10.