Three Turkish soldiers die in clashes with PKK terrorists

Three soldiers die during clashes with PKK terrorists in Turkey’s southeastern Mardin Province

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

A Turkish soldier is seen during an anti terror operation against PKK in Mardin.

Turkish military has said one lieutenant and two soldiers were ‘martyred’ in clashes with PKK terrorists in the Dargecit district of southeastern Mardin Province on Wednesday.

The clashes reportedly erupted during a search operation to capture the terrorists in the region.

The military also said eight terrorists were killed and weapons belonging to them were seized in the operation.

Meanwhile, police forces detained 33 suspects in an anti-terror operation against PKK in Diyarbakir Province.

Polices said they also seized 35 homemade explosives and 25 molotov-bombs with suspects.

Turkey has long been confronted with armed attacks in its southeastern and eastern regions by the PKK which is recognised as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US, NATO, and the EU.

More than 300 security officers have died in PKK terror attacks in Turkey since the group’s umbrella organisation, the KCK, unilaterally ended a two-and-a-half-year-long ceasefire with the government in July and threatened Turkey with further attacks.

Since the beginning of the year alone, a total number of 118 security officers lost their lives in terror attacks by PKK.

TRTWorld, AA