Two security guards killed, three wounded in Turkey’s southeast
Two security guards were killed and three were wounded in an attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southeastern province of Hakkari on May 24, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported, citing the local governor’s office.
According to a statement issued by the Hakkari Governor’s Office, an improvised explosive device planted by PKK militants detonated when a vehicle carrying security guards to a base area in the Semdinli district was passing.
The three injured in the attack were taken for treatment at a state hospital, the agency reported.
An operation launched against the PKK is underway following the attack, the report stated.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.