PKK terrorists injure two soldiers in Turkey’s Hakkari

Two soldiers injured after mine detonated by PKK terrorists in southeastern province of Hakkari

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Two injured soldiers in Hakkari taken to state hospital on Octover 20, 2015.

A mine detonated by PKK terrorists injured two soldiers as they were on a search operation in Turkey’s southeastern province of Hakkari on Tuesday.

The injured soldiers were immediately taken to hospital.

In response, security forces launched an operation in the region to seize the terrorists.

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

PKK terror attacks have killed 148 security officials and over 30 civilians since the PKK’s umbrella organisation, the KCK, unilaterally ended a two and half year-long ceasefire with the Turkish government on July 11.

PKK leader calls for suicide bomb attacks

Following military operations by the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) against the PKK in Hakkari, the terrorist group was reportedly weakened.

A leader of the PKK, Murat Karayilan, said in a radio speech to the group's supporters that it had suffered a loss in the region and they should become "suicide bombers when necessary."

Noting that soldiers never retreat, he asked the terrorist to continously change locations. 

Turkish soldiers raided a cave in the Ikiyaka district of Hakkari which was used as a headquarters by the terrorists in the region and was claimed by PKK seniors to be unreachable by soldiers. 

A great amount of ammunition was found along with some documents in the cave. 

Moreover, there were four LCD televisions which were supposedly used by senior members of the group and kitchenware in the cave.

Despite harsh weather conditions and the high altitude of the region, security forces carried out further operations.

The Turkish Air Force recently announced that nine strategic points in Yuksekova District were cleared of terrorists.

However, four soldiers were killed by PKK terrorists near Daglica village in the eastern province of Hakkari on Oct. 17 during these operations, according to the TAF.

Police launch anti-terror operations against PKK

Turkish police have conducted anti-terror operations against the PKK in several provinces in the last couple of days. 

In southeastern province of Igdir, police detained four suspects who were determined to be involved in illegal activities such as administrating an illegal court and imposing fines on people on behalf of the PKK.

Two of the four suspects were arrested after being indicted in a Turkish court.

Security forces also detained 14 PKK members in an operation launched against the hideouts of the PKK’s youth wing, the Patriotic Revolutionist Youth Movement (YDG-H), in the three provinces of Konya, Gaziantep and Batman.

The police reported that they also found several documents connected to the terrorist organisation.

A curfew in the Silvan District of Diyarbakir still continues as security operations against PKK are carried out.

TRTWorld and agencies