One Turkish soldier was killed and another was wounded on Tuesday in a terror attack carried out by PKK terrorists by opening rocket fire to a watchtower located in the Silopi district of Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak province, Turkish army reported.
PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey as well as the US, European Union and NATO.
Issuing a written statement, Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) said that the soldier who was rushed to Sirnak Military Hospital with deadly wounds could not be saved despite all medical interventions.
Meanwhile, another armed attack carried out by PKK terrorists hit Gendarmerie Commando Battalion in Turkey’s southern province of Hatay, no casualties were reported.
Security forces launched an investigation to find the assailants who escaped from the scene as Turkish armed forces returned the attacked by fire.
Fire on a small scale at two different points in Amanus mountain was observed after armed clashes between security forces and militants.
After this incident, the total number of security officials killed by PKK terrorists in several terror attack has increased to 23 since Suruc suicide bombing.
Suruc suicide bombing was allegedly carried out by ISIS in Suruc district of southeastern Sanliurfa province that claimed 32 lives on July 20.