Soldier killed in PKK attack in eastern Turkey

Extremists detonate improvised explosive device in Bingol province, security source says

Soldier killed in PKK attack in eastern Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

One soldier was killed in a PKK bomb attack in eastern Bingol province Thursday, according to a security source.

The soldier died immediately when extremists detonated an improvised explosive device in Kizilmescit area near the bordering Tunceli province, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

On Wednesday, at least four people, including two police officers and a child were injured in another bomb attack in the province while a clash between security forces and PKK extremists left a soldier killed and another wounded Tuesday.

Previously on Sunday, two police officers were killed when they were caught in a car bomb attack in Genc, a southern district of Bingol. The attack also left five officers and four civilians injured.

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

Since then, PKK extremist attacks have killed more than 700 security personnel and also claimed the lives of many civilians, including women and children, while more than 8,000 PKK extremists were killed in military operations.

Last Mod: 27 Ekim 2016, 11:59
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