PKK terrorists kill two soldiers in Turkey’s east

Turkish military announces PKK terror attack killed two soldiers and wounded two others in eastern province of Tunceli

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

A Turkish military helicopter brings two injured soldiers following a PKK terror attack against patrolling military units on the Tunceli-Pulumur highway on Oct. 18, 2015

Updated Jan 2, 2016

The Turkish Army has stated on its official website that the PKK terrorist group has attacked military units with improvised explosive devices (IEDs), killing two soldiers and wounding two others in the eastern province of Tunceli.

The army's statement said that the IEDs, which were previously placed by PKK terrorists, targeted an armoured vehicle patrolling the Tunceli-Pulumur highway in the early hours of Oct. 18.

Medical treatment of the two injured soldiers began immediately after their evacuation from the scene of the incident by military helicopters, the statement added.  

IEDs are widely used by the PKK in terror attacks throughout Turkey.

PKK terrorists previously blocked the Tunceli-Pulumur highway and stopped vehicles there,kidnapping two soldiers who were traveling to reach their military units located in the eastern provinces of Agri and Erzincan, according to a statement by the Turkish Army released on Oct. 2.

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.

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