Three soldiers killed in Turkey’s southeast

Three Turkish soldiers killed in armed attack carried out by the PKK terrorists in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sirnak

Turkish General Staff reported that three Turkish soldiers were killed in an armed attack carried out by the PKK terrorists to a military convoy in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sirnak on Thursday.

Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) issued a statement following the incident saying that one commissioned officer and two soldiers were killed in the attack that was carried out. The attack happened while Turkish troops were trying to secure a road for a military convoy in the city.

Militants attacked the military convoy with long barreled weapons.

It is reported that security forces neutralised one militant with his gun in the operation after the incident.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), several gunships and commando teams rushed to the scene immediately.

Operations have been carried out in the scene since the incident.

Seven PKK terrorists surrendered in Sirnak

Early on Thursday morning, Sirnak governorate reported in a written statement that seven PKK terrorists surrendered to security forces.

Including the recent surrender, total of 804 militants have surrendered in Sirnak since March 2013, the statement said.


TRTWorld and agencies