A Turkish soldier was killed when a landmine earlier set by PKK terrorists detonated in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sirnak on Saturday.
The explosion occurred in Uludere district near Turkey’s border region with Iraq where the fallen soldier Ugur Akyer was in charge of patrolling.
Following the incident, security forces launched a wide scale operation in the region to seize the terrorists.
In the meantime, during anti terror operations against PKK, a total number of 5 terrorists were killed in Diyarbakir and Sirnak on Friday.
Security forces also seized several improvised explosives devices and weapons along with some provisions during the operations.
In southeastern province of Hakkari, the police detained a PKK terrorist during security controls on a highway on Friday.
PKK terrorists destroy water supply network in Hakkari
PKK terrorists destroyed water supply network as they digged trenches with heavy equipments in streets of Yuksekova district of Hakkari.
Due to the destruction in Yuksekova, local people have been suffering from lack of water for three days and feel intimidated by possible terror attacks of PKK.
The locals also have great difficulty in transportation as the terrorists set up barricades on roads.
Likewise, members of the youth wing of the terrorist PKK blocked a highway and ran an id check on passengers in Cizre district of Sirnak on Friday.
The terrorists also set up barricades along the entries and exits of the district with the vehicles they seized.
An armed clash erupted between the terrorist group and the police as security forces were dispatched to the scene upon information.
The police opened the road to traffic early on Saturday while the clashes reportedly still continue in the area.
The PKK, which is recognised as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US, EU, and NATO, has killed over 150 security officials and over 30 civilians in Turkey, since the group’s umbrella organisation, KCK, unilaterally ended a two-and-a-half-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11 and threatened Turkey with attacks.