Soldier killed in PKK attack in Turkey’s southeast
File photoOne soldier was killed and four others were wounded in an attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Eruh district of the southeastern province of Siirt early on Aug. 7.
Clashes erupted between PKK militants and soldiers during a security operation and reinforcements were sent to the area.
The wounded soldiers were taken to Siirt State Hospital by the soldiers sent as reinforcements.
The wounded soldiers’ injuries were not considered to be life-threatening, according to Anadolu Agency.
An operation to apprehend the PKK militants was ongoing.
Meanwhile, two village guards were killed and one other was wounded when PKK militants detonated a roadside bomb in the southeastern province of Şırnak on July 6.
The militants detonated the bomb in the Beytüşşebap district during the passage of the village guards.
The wounded village guards were taken to the Beytüşşebap State Hospital and two of them succumbed to their wounds.
An operation was launched with aerial support to apprehend the PKK militants after the attack.