A soldier succumbed to his wounds in hospital after being heavily injured in clashes with PKK terrorists on Friday in the Sur district of Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir.
A statement by the Turkish army said that the soldier was ‘martyred’ despite all medical efforts on Friday night.
According to the statement, seven other soldiers who were also injured during the same clashes in the Sur region are still under treatment.
The PKK- considered a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US, and EU- resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in late July, after unilaterally ending a two-year ceasefire.
Since then, almost 300 people including security officials and civilians have been killed in PKK terror attacks.
Moreover, the PKK has been disrupting the social order in many provinces, as they dig up trenches and set road-barricades on streets.
The terrorists also have set fire to several school buildings, hospitals, mosques and even targeted kindergartens.