Turkish soldier killed in PKK attack

Another wounded in rocket attack on sentry box in Diyarbakir province

Turkish soldier killed in PKK attack

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least one Turkish soldier was killed in an attack by the extremist PKK organization in southeastern Diyarbakir province, according to military sources Tuesday.

The rocket attack on a sentry box in Silvan town also left one other soldier wounded, the sources said, speaking on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

The soldiers were in charge of securing Silvan Dam, which is under construction, they added.

An operation has been launched to catch the extremists who fled after the attack.

The PKK – listed as a extremist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU – resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015.

Since then, over 600 security personnel – including troops, police officers and village guards – have been killed and more than 5,000 PKK extremists killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Temmuz 2016, 12:06