Two soldiers killed, six wounded in the southeast Nusaybin district
DHA photoThe outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants killed two soldiers, wounding six people, including journalists, in a bomb attack on a military vehicle in the Nusaybin district of Mardin, a southeastern province.
Specialist sergeant Gökhan Alıcı was killed at the scene, while specialist sergeant Emre Sarıtaş succumbed to his injuries at Nusaybin Hospital, where he was taken along with the other wounded.
A curfew has been underway in Nusaybin for the past two weeks and military operations against the militants continue in the district.
Meanwhile, Salih Zeki Çetinkaya, the local head of a ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) district branch in the eastern province of Erzurum who was abducted by PKK militants March 29, managed to escape in the early morning on March 31 from a cave where he was being held.
The head of the İspir district ran away while the militants were sleeping, said the party’s Erzurum province head March 31, adding that he was in a good health.
Çetinkaya was abducted after his car was stopped by PKK militants when he was traveling from Erzurum to the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa.