Turkish soldier dies in anti-terror operation

Turkish soldier dies during clashes with PKK terrorists in Turkey's Sur district of Diyarbakir

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

One Turkish soldier was killed during anti-terror operations against PKK terrorists on 29 Jan, 2015 in Sur, Diyarbakir

Updated Jan 30, 2016

Turkish military said on Friday that one soldier died during anti-terror operations against PKK terrorists in Turkey’s southeastern Diyarbakir province.

The soldier who was wounded in the clashes was immediately admitted to hospital but despite all efforts, he could not be saved.

In a separate incident on Wednesday, three soldiers died in clashes with PKK terrorist in Diyarbakir. Later, another police officer injured in the clashes died in hospital.

The operations were launched to disarm bomb traps set by the terrorists in six neighbourhoods of the Sur District.

PKK terror attacks have killed more than 200 security officers 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.

Turkish security forces launched a comprehensive anti-terror operation in mid-December of 2015 against the PKK terrorist organisation in the provinces of Diyarbakir, Sirnak and Mardin.

Within the scope of the operations, curfews in towns and cities across the southeastern provinces have become a regular occurrence to ensure the security of citizens during clashes between security forces and PKK terrorists.

TRTWorld and agencies