PKK terror attack on army facility injures 5 soldiers

IED terror attack on military recreation center by outlawed PKK in Turkey’s southeastern province of Bitlis injures at least five soldiers, reports say

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Site of explosion following the terror attack of outlawed PKK against high-rank military officers in Turkeys Bitlis province on September 28, 2015.

At least five soldiers are reported to have been injured in a terror attack carried out by PKK terrorists with Improvised Explosive Devices in Turkey's southeastern province of Bitlis on Monday morning.

In the attack, which occurred in Bitlis's Tatvan district , the militants remotely detonated a bomb placed on a drain behind the recreation center, targeting a vehicle carrying high-ranking military officers.

According to media reports, at least five soldiers are reported to have suffered slight injuries from the IED bomb attack. The tactic has been widely used by PKK terrorists in the latest wave of violence.

The injured soldiers were immediately taken to nearby hospitals for treatment and a large-scale operation to seize the militants was launched.

Another PKK terror attack took place in the southeastern province of Bitlis on Sunday in which PKK terrorists fired at a military command center.

Clashes between security officers and PKK terrorists broke out following the attack, in which one militant was killed and another was captured after being injured in the fighting.

A notice was also sent to security forces telling them of the whereabouts of PKK terrorists after which police carried out an operation in Hakkari.

In armed clashes with militants on Sunday security forces came under fire during the operation in which a militant was killed while another one escaped.

Hakkari Governorate announced that security forces seized two rocket-launchers, four rocket warheads, one Beretta pistol and three clips belonging to it as well as 45 cartridges, one hand-made bomb, and three 9 milimeter caliber empty cases.

TRTWorld and agencies