Two security personnel killed in clashes with PKK in Turkey's southeast
DİYARBAKIR / ŞIRNAKOne soldier and one village guard were killed on Sept. 24 during clashes with PKK militants in the rurals of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır and Şırnak, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Security forces engaged in an armed clash with PKK militants in the Çavunur region as a part of the ongoing operations conducted in the Lice, Hazro and Kocaköy districts.
Specialized sergeant Arda Şen was killed and another soldier was wounded in the clash. The wounded soldier was transferred to Selahaddin Eyyubi State hospital.
In addition, one PKK militant was also killed in clashes.
An air-supported operation has been ongoing in the region to apprehend PKK militants.
Meanwhile, PKK militants opened fire on security forces in Şırnak. One village guard was killed in the initial fire.
Elsewhere, Turkish warplanes conducted two air strikes targeting PKK militants near the Buzul mountains of the eastern province of Hakkari.
Sanctuaries, gun emplacements and caves used by the militants were destroyed in the air strikes, the military said in a statement.