Two soldiers killed in PKK mine attack in southeast Turkey
HAKKARİ/MARDİN – Anadolu Agency
DHA photoTwo soldiers were killed and three were wounded on Aug. 24 in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) mine attack in the southeastern Turkish province of Hakkari.
PKK militants detonated a sizeable amount of explosives laid in a culvert in the Şemdinli district during the passing of a military vehicle. Two soldiers were killed and three were wounded in the attack. The wounded soldiers were taken to a local hospital as a wide-scale operation has begun in the region to apprehend the PKK militants.
Meanwhile, a police officer died early Aug. 24 after he was attacked with a gun by an unknown assailant or assailants in front of his father’s house in the southeastern province of Mardin.
Yakup Mete, 20, was gravely wounded in a gun attack in front of his father’s house in the Nusaybin district where he was spending the weekend with his family. After receiving initial treatment at a local hospital, he was transferred to Mardin but ultimately succumbed to his injuries early Aug. 24.