Turkish army says attack staged by PKK

A high ranking military executive said on Friday operations, backed by helicopters, still continued in the region.

Turkish army says attack staged by PKK

A high ranking military executive said on Friday that it had become clear that the attack on a military vehicle in Tokat was staged by the terrorist PKK/KONGRA-GEL organization.

General Staff Intelligence Head Gen. Ismail Hakki Pekin at a briefing to the journalists at General Staff HQ gave information about the attack in Resadiye town of Central Anatolian province of Tokat that killed 7 soldiers and injured three others.

Gen. Pekin said radio talks between the assailants and their terrorist group on December 8-9, 2009 were analysed and the assailants and those who gave the directives were clarified.

"The terrorists made use of the rainy and foggy weather and raked the military vehicle from four separate points with automatic weapon fire," he said.

Gen. Pekin said following the attack in Tokat, reinforcement was dispatched to the region for operations. He said operations, backed by helicopters, still continued in the region.

He said a group of 4-5 PKK terrorists staged the attack .



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