PKK terrorists kill three Turkish soldiers in terror attack

PKK terrorists attack Turkish Armed Forces, killing three soldiers and wounding six in Turkey’s southeastern Hakkari province

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Injured soldier taken to hospital after terror attack in Hakkari province

A group of PKK terrorists killed three Turkish soldiers stationed in Turkey’s southeastern Hakkari province and wounded six others on Friday.

A conflict was reported between Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and PKK terrorists where the militants opened fire on security forces in Yuksekova district of Hakkari province, before the soldiers' deaths.

Reinforcements were sent to the area where clashes continued, while the injured soldiers were taken to hospital with helicopters immediately after the attack.

Security forces have launched a wide range air supported operation in the region to capture the militants.

The incident is the latest terror attack conducted by the PKK terrorists who have increased their violent attacks against Turkish security forces since the Suruc suicide bombing in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sanliurfa on July 20. The Turkish government blamed the attack on ISIS.

Since the Suruc bombing, at least 39 Turkish security officials have been killed in attacks by PKK and ISIS.

PKK is listed as a terrorist organisation 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 with 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 and agencies