Turkish military said in a written statement on Friday that one soldier died following an attack by PKK terrorists in southeastern Sirnak province.
“During the ongoing operations on Jan. 29 in Sirnak's Cizre District, one hero comrade of ours was heavily wounded in an armed attack by the terrorist organisation and fell as martyr at the hospital, despite all medical efforts,” the statement read.
More than 200 security officers have died in PKK terror attacks 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.
Turkish Security Forces have launched extensive internal security operations in certain districts, including Cizre and Silopi, of Sirnak Province to scatter the network of PKK groups.
PKK terrorists also claimed the lives of a total number of 37 security official, since the beginning of 2016.