Turkish soldier seriously wounded in mine blast

A Turkish soldier was seriously wounded Friday when a landmine went off as troops were conducting security operations in Hakkar province, southeast of the country.

Turkish soldier seriously wounded in mine blast
A Turkish soldier was seriously wounded Friday when a landmine went off as troops were conducting security operations in Hakkar province, southeast of the country.

In a statement, the Turkish Army Command said an army patrol vehicle was hit by the mine while conducting a sweep of farmland in the province, seriously wounding one soldier.

Over the past two months, the Turkish Army has intensified its operations against the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), classified as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU.

The conflict between PKK rebels and Turkish authorities, which began in 1984, has so far led to the death of 37,000 people.

Agencies
Last Mod: 10 Ağustos 2007, 14:00
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