PKK terror attack kills one Turkish soldier in Diyarbakir

One Turkish soldier killed and three others injured in terror attack carried out by the PKK terrorists in Turkey’s southeastern Diyarbakir province

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Local gendarmerie forces infromed the martyr's family who resides in Kirsehir

PKK terrorists attacked a hydroelectric station on Sunday, killing specialised sergeant Mehmet Kara and injuring three other soldiers in Turkey’s southeastern Diyarbakir Province.

Soldiers were guarding the construction site of a hydroelectric dam in Kulp district of Diyarbakir when PKK terrorists attacked with long range weapons and rocket propelled grenades.

PKK is listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, NATO, the US, and EU.

The injured soldiers were taken to the Dicle University Hospital for medical treatment.

Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) announced that an operation backed up by assault helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and land forces was launched in order to catch the assailants.

PKK is an armed militant group that has been carrying out terror attacks, mostly in southeastern Turkey, since the early 1980s.

The 30 years of armed conflict between PKK and the Turkish Government has claimed more than 40,000 lives.

In early 2013, Turkey launched the Peace Process to end the conflict with the PKK. However, PKK decided to end the ceasefire on July 11, using the construction of dams in southeastern Turkey as an excuse.

Since July 20, 58 Turkish security officers and 6 civilians have been killed in terror attacks. Only one soldier among the 58 was killed by ISIS while rest were killed by the outlawed PKK.

TRTWorld, AA