Three killed in PKK attack in Turkey’s east
TUNCELİTwo specialized sergeants and a soldier were killed in a bomb attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the eastern province of Tunceli on April 22 when militants detonated a bomb while an armored military vehicle was passing by.
The incident occurred at the 25th kilometer of the Tunceli-Elazığ road at around 10 a.m., after which a security operation was launched.
“Three soldiers who were in the car were martyred. There are no wounded soldiers. A large-scale operation has been launched against the terrorist elements in the area,” read the statement released from the Tunceli Governor’s Office.
Reinforcements from the ground and air were sent to the scene, as helicopters opened fire on militants attempting to escape, reported Anadolu Agency.
The road was closed due to the damage caused by the bomb, while the operation in the area is continuing.