Three Turkish soldiers killed in PKK rocket attack
Three Turkish soldiers were killed and another soldier was injured in an attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southeastern province of Hakkari on June 3.
PKK militants launched a rocket from a mountainous area on the Iraqi side of the border, security sources told state-run Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity.
The Turkish military started an operation to “neutralize” the militants.
Authorities often use the word “neutralized” in statements to imply that the militants in question were either killed or captured.
“A total of 30 terrorists, including three so-called PKK leaders, were neutralized during counter-terrorism operations across Turkey in the past one week,” the Interior Ministry said on June 4.
The PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the EU, has been running camps in northern Iraqi territories for decades.