Landmine explosion kills one Turkish soldier

One Turkish soldier killed and two others were wounded in the explosion of a landmine planted by the outlawed PKK militants in southeast Turkey, the Turkish military said on Tuesday.

Landmine explosion kills one Turkish soldier

Turkish daily Hürriyet reported the incident occurred on Monday in a mountainous area near the town of Cukurca in the Hakkari province on the Iraqi border where soldiers had been conducting a security operation against the PKK, a statement posted on website of the Turkish General Staff said.

The PKK frequently uses remote-control landmines to attack Turkey's security forces.

Turkey and most of the international community, including the EU and the U.S., consider the PKK a terrorist organization.

Last Mod: 22 Nisan 2008, 12:45
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