PKK terrorists kill one Turkish soldier in Sirnak

PKK terrorists kill one soldier in Turkey’s southeastern Sırnak Province following numerous attacks on Monday in same province and Istanbul

Courtesy of: AA
Courtesy of: AA

PKK terrorists killed one Turkish soldier on Tuesday in the Guclukonak district of Sırnak Province.

The Turkish military has announced on its official website that the PKK terrorists attacked the Akdizgin Base Zone of the 6th Motorised Infantry Brigade Commands.

One soldier was heavily wounded in the attack and was immediately transported to the military hospital in Sırnak. However, he could not be saved and was pronounced dead this morning.

The PKK is recognised as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, NATO, the US and EU.

Several gun and bomb attacks were carried out by both the PKK and DHKP-C  in Istanbul and Sirnak yesterday, killing a total of six security officials and wounding many others.

Four security officials were killed in a mine attack by the PKK against a police vehicle in the Silopi district of Sirnak Province on Monday.

One Turkish soldier was also killed and seven others were wounded in a terror attack carried out in the Beytussebap district of Sirnak Province in which PKK terrorists shot at a military helicopter with anti-aircraft guns and rocket propelled grenades.

Three police officers and seven civilians were wounded in a bomb attack on a police station early on Monday in Sultanbeyli, one of Istanbul’s sub-districts.

Following the bombing, Istanbul Police Department Bomb Disposal and Investigation Branch Manager Beyazit Ceken was killed in a gunfight between PKK terrorists and security officials, Turkish media reported. Two militants were also killed in retaliatory fire.

PKK terrorists have carried out several attacks against Turkish security forces since the Suruc suicide bombing in Turkey’s southeastern Sanliurfa province on July 20, widely thought to have been carried out by ISIS.

Thirty four Turkish security officials have been killed in attacks by the PKK and ISIS since the bombing.

In response to the PKK and ISIS attacks, Turkish security forces have stepped up efforts against the militant groups and launched air strikes in several positions used by PKK and ISIS in northern Iraq and Syria respectively since late July.

The Turkish Armed Forces announced this morning that the Turkish Air Force has carried out attacks against 17 PKK targets on Buzul mountain and in the area of İkiyaka on the border of Turkey’s southeastern province of Hakkari.  

Turkey has long been confronted with armed attacks in its southeastern regions by the PKK, which was founded in 1974 by Abdullah Ocalan and his supporters in Ankara. Armed clashes and acts of violence by the group have continued on and off for more than 30 years and claimed more than 40,000 lives.

TRTWorld and agencies