Soldier injured in PKK terror attack dies in hospital

Turkish soldier injured in Daglica terror attack by outlawed PKK dies in hospital 14 days after being injured in explosion

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Funeral of three of the 16 soldiers killed in Daglica terror attack seen in this September 8, 2015 file photo.

Specialised sergeant Melih Garip Unsal, who was being treated for injuries he received in the Daglica terror attack by the outlawed PKK in southeastern Hakkari province on Sept. 6, was announced dead in the early hours of Monday morning.

The 28 years old soldier was sent to the Gulhane Military Medical Academy (GATA) in Ankara where he had been receiving treatment for 14 days when he died.

The Daglica terror attack  was carried out by the PKK using IED explosives. Sixteen soldiers were killed in the attack, which sparked nationwide anti-PKK rallies against terrorism.

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

With the death of Unsal, the number of security officers killed in PKK terror attacks since July 11 has increased to 119.

The PKK has launched renewed terror attacks in Turkey after its umbrella organisation the KCK unilaterally ended a two-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11. Since then, attacks by the group have killed nearly 30 civilians in addition to security officers.

The funeral of Unsal is scheduled to be held at GATA in the afternoon and he will be buried at Ankara’s Karsiyaka cemetery.

TRTWorld and agencies