Soldier succumbs to wounds after PKK attack

Soldier succumbs to wounds after PKK attack

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Soldier succumbs to wounds after PKK attack

A Turkish soldier, injured in an attack launched by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), succumbed to his wounds in Ankara on July 23, the military said.

In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said the soldier was hospitalized after an improvised explosive device detonated in the southeastern province of Hatay on June 10 during the attack.

The statement extended condolences to his family.

The Interior Ministry said in a statement on July 23 that at least 40 militants were “neutralized” as part of anti-terror operations carried out between July 16 and July 22 across Turkey.

The ministry said 26 of the militants were killed, six others were captured, and eight surrendered to authorities.

During the operations, security forces also destroyed shelters, including several caves and improvised explosives, during operations in the southeastern provinces of Diyarbakır, Tokat, and Hakkari.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States, and the European Union.