Turkish soldier stabbed by militants in southeastern province: General staff
ANKARA – Anadolu AgencyA soldier was stabbed by members of a Kurdish militant group Oct. 30 while walking in Cizre, in the southeastern province of Şırnak, the General Staff said in a statement on its website Oct. 30.
The soldier, whose identity was not disclosed, was attacked by members of the Patriotic and Revolutionary Youth Movement (YDG-H), the so-called youth and public order organization of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the statement said. The incident occurred on Oct. 28 while the soldier was in the town center during a formal leave of absence, it added.
The soldier was immediately transferred to the hospital after being stabbed in the back. The statement did not provide details on his health condition.
“The soldier was stabbed by members of the Patriotic and Revolutionary Youth Movement while passing by the headquarters of a party sponsoring the separatist terrorist organization,” the statement said, referring to the PKK.
“YDG-H members called the soldiers to come by their side while he was passing by the referred building. When he refused, one of the group’s members stabbed him in the left part of his back,” it said.
The Cizre Prosecution Office has launched an investigation into the incident.