A total of three soldiers have died after PKK terrorists remotely detonated a bomb in Turkey’s southeastern Bitlis and Diyarbakir provinces on Monday.
Eight other soldiers were also wounded after the bomb targeted a passing military vehicle in Bitlis.
The injured were taken to hospital while an operation was launched to seize the terrorists backed by air support.
PKK terror attacks have killed more than 180 security officials and over 30 civilians in Turkey since the group’s umbrella organisation, the KCK, unilaterally ended a two and a half year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11 and threatened Turkey with attacks.
Another terror attack took place in the Sirnak province on Monday when PKK terrorists placed an improvised explosive device in a kindergarten.
The terrorists reportedly attempted to use children as human shields against security forces who arrived at the scene.
PKK terrorists attacked the policemen with long barreled weapons, injuring one police officer.
After relocating children to a safe area, the police launched a counter-operation in the area.