Soldier killed in PKK attack in Turkey’s southeast
MARDİN – Doğan News AgencyOne soldier was killed in clashes between security forces and outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the Nusaybin district of the southeastern province of Mardin on May 5.
The soldier was wounded and taken to the Nusaybin State Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds.
As the security operations in Nusaybin are ongoing for almost two months, Mardin governor’s office issued a statement on May 5 saying that a total of 328 PKK militants were killed in the town since the operations have begun. A curfew has also been in force in the town since March 14.
The statement said 260 barricades were removed in the town and 759 hand-made explosives were disposed of in the operations, while adding 54 security forces were killed by PKK militants.
In the Derik district of Mardin, police detained six people for their alleged role in the PKK car bomb attack targeting a gendarmerie station, killing a soldier and wounding 11 others.
PKK militants had attacked the Üçyol Gendarmerie Station located between the Derik district of Mardin and the Viranşehir district of the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa with a bomb-laden car around 1 a.m. on May 4.