PKK terror attacks kill three soldiers in Turkey's east

Three soldiers killed by PKK terror attacks in Turkey's Diyarbakir, Van provinces

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

One Turkish soldier was killed on Friday during the armed clashes with PKK terrorists in Ercis district of Van

Two Turkish soldiers were killed on Friday in the province of Diyarbakir, when an explosive device that had been planted on the road earlier by PKK terrorists, exploded.

Following the attack, security forces started an operation to capture the terrorists in the area.

Another soldier was killed on the same day during armed clashes with PKK terrorists in Turkey’s eastern province of Van.

The clashes occurred when security forces launched an operation at a location in the Gergili neighborhood of the Ercis district, which had been reported to be housing PKK terrorists.

The terrorists carried out their attacks using long barreled weapons, during which they injured 3 soldiers.

The injured soldiers were taken to hospital and were reported to be in good condition.

The wide-scale operation to seize the terrorists in the region still continues.

Police forces raid PKK suspects in Istanbul

In the meantime, the police simultaneously raided several addresses in districts of Kagithane,Beylikduzu, Esenyurt and Beyoglu in Istanbul, within the scope of anti-terror operations against the PKK.

During the operations, the police detained many suspects including women who are members of PKK’s youth wing, YDG-H.

Security forces continue to carry out search operations against the terrorist group in suspected locations of Istanbul.

PKK is listed as a terror organisation by Turkey, US and EU and its terror attacks have killed over 150 security officials  along with 30 civilians since the PKK’s umbrella organisation, KCK, unilaterally ended a two-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11.

TRTWorld and agencies