PKK terrorists kill Turkish soldier in terror attack

PKK terrorists carry out further terror attacks in southeastern of Turkey, killing one soldier and injuring two officials

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Turkish soldiers seen patrolling on road

A Turkish soldier was killed in a terror attack by the PKK terrorists in Semdinli district of southeastern province of Hakkari on Wednesday.

The militants also opened fire on a gendermarie station in southeastern district of Sirnak within the same day, injuring a lieutenant and a sergeant.

Turkish security forces immediately retaliated the fire and launched a large scale air supported operation in the region while the injured officials were taken to hospital for treatment.

The PKK terrorists also laid an ambush on security officials in Van district, detonating the mine planted under the road after a military vehicle passed. No casulties were reported in the attack.

Two seperate attacks were simultaneously carried out by the outlawed PKK in Hakkari, targeting district governorate and district gendarmerie command with long barreled weapons. No loss of lives or injuries were reported in the attacks.

In the meantime, Turkish police launched anti-terrorism raids in several cities of the country, including Istanbul, Izmir and Tunceli.

Some suspects were detained under the scope of anti-terrorism operation in Istanbul's Esenyurt, Bagcilar and Kucukcekmece districts on Wednesday.

In Tunceli, eight men who were involved in support of the PKK terrorist group, were arrested while two suspects were taken into custody in Izmir.

The Turkish government has intensified its anti-terror operations after the recent attacks carried out by PKK, which is recognised as a terrorist organisation by the US, the EU and Turkey.

The outlawed PKK announced on July 11 that the cease-fire, which was declared in 2013, has ended.

Since the end of the ceasefire on July 11, 70 security officers and more than 10 civilians have been killed in numerous terror attacks launched by the PKK terrorist group, mostly in the southeastern region of the country.  

According to a recent statement by the Prime Minister's Office, Turkish police have arrested hundreds of people with suspected links to ISIS and PKK terrorist groups, detaining over 1,300 people across the country,



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