PKK terrorists kill one Turkish soldier in Diyarbakir

PKK terrorists kill one Turkish gendarmerie specialized sergeant and injure five others in terror attack targeting military post in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Injured soldiers being rushed to the hospital following the attack

The PKK terrorists on Wednesday attacked a military post with long range weapons and rocket-propelled grenades killing one Turkish gendarmerie specialized sergeant and injuring five others, including four soldiers and a local security contractor in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir.

Turkish Armed Forces issued a statement after the incident saying that two PKK terrorists were also killed during the attack.

The incident is the latest terror attack conducted by the outlawed the PKK terrorists who have increased their violent attacks against Turkish security forces since the Suruc suicide bombing.

Since the Suruc suicide attack, close to 35 Turkish security officials and 6 civilians have been killed in terror attacks, mostly carried out by the outlawed PKK.

Suruc suicide bombing allegedly carried out by ISIS killed 33 people in the town of Suruc in Turkey's southeastern Sanliurfa Province on July 20.

Meanwhile, three Turkish soldiers were wounded in a remote-controlled bomb attack on their patrol vehicle in eastern Kars province, security sources reported.

An operation was launched in the area to find the assailants behind the attack.

Also, The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) said that a member of a "separatist terrorist organisation" - the PKK - was killed in a clash in eastern Igdir province.

TAF added that at least 20 militants surrendered to security forces in Turkey’s southeastern provinces of Sirnak, Hakkari and Bingol.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the EU, NATO and the US. It has been carrying out terror attacks, mostly in southeastern Turkey, since the early 1980s.

The group has claimed more than 40,000 lives during 30 years of armed conflict with the Turkish government.

In early 2013, Turkey launched a ‘Peace Process’ to end years of armed conflict wıth the PKK and build reforms regarding the constitution. However, PKK decided to end the ceasefire on July 11, 2015 using the construction of dams in southeastern Turkey as an excuse.


TRTWorld, AA