Terror attack carried out with IED explosives against a military vehicle by militants of the outlawed PKK injured 23 soldiers in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir on late Monday.
The IED attack took place as the bomb was detonated with a remote control when military vehicle passed by the village of Mermer in Kocakoy district of Diyarbakir.
There were soldiers in the vehicle who had only been released from their compulsory military service. Reports say that the injured soldiers have not suffered from any heavy injuries.
The explosion took place only 4 kilometers away from a gendarmerie station.
Among injured soldiers, 17 of them were taken to Diyarbakir military hospital and six of them are under treatment at the hospital of Dicle University.
Following the terror attack, a military unit has been sent to the area and it has launched an operation to capture the assailants.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, NATO, the US, and EU.
Another terror attack on security forces in Diyarbakir occurred on Monday night when PKK terrorists threw hand made bombs at a police station in the troubled Baglar district.
No injuries or killings were reported after the attack.
At Idil district of Sirnak, PKK terrorists opened fire with long-range weapons to the district police department on Monday evening. An investigation is underway to catch the attackers that clashed with the police after the incident.
PKK’s youth wing, Patriotic Revolutionist Youth Movement (YDG-H) that dug trenches in two separate locations in Baglar district were intervened by police on Sunday night. Two YDG-H militants died during the clashes.
In the meantime, a police officer, Yasar Uysal, was killed at a checkpoint in a highway in Gurpinar district of eastern province of Van after a suspected smuggler vehicle hit him on Monday night.