PKK terrorists open fire at military convoy in Turkey’s east

Militants of outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) open fire on military convoy in Turkey’s eastern province of Siirt

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Harassing fire was reported as being directed at military vehicles on Saturday by militants of the outlawed PKK in the Eruh district of Turkey’s eastern province of Siirt.

The attack led to a clash between military staff belonging to the Okcular Gendarmerie Command in Eruh and the militants, with attack helicopters being sent to the area.

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

The conflict between the Turkish government and the PKK has so far claimed the lives of more than 40,000 people and injured thousands.

After the clashes the militants retreated to the mountains while commandos took security measures in the area. The helicopters were sent to in the area to assist in finding the militants.

The military has not yet stated whether there were any casualties or damage from the attack. 

TRTWorld and agencies