Two soldiers die in PKK terror attack in Turkey’s southeast

Two Turkish soldiers die in terror attack carried out by PKK in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Armored police vehicles patrol on the streets as anti terror operation against PKK terrorist group continues at the Sur district of Diyarbakır, Turkey on January 20, 2016

Two Turkish soldiers died late Wednesday when an improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated by PKK terrorists during anti-terror operation conducted by security forces in Sur District of Turkey’s Diyarbakir province, said Turkish Armed Forces (TAF).

One of the soldiers died at the scene of the bombing while the other passed away from his wounds at Diyarbakir Military Hospital.

The PKK -considered as a terrorist organisation by Turkey as well as NATO, the US and EU- renewed its 30-year armed campaign against Turkey in late July, after unilaterally ending a two and half year ceasefire.

Since then, more than 250 people, including, security officials and civilians have died in PKK terror attacks.

Turkish Security Forces launched a comprehensive anti-terror operation in mid-December of 2015 against 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.

Since the beginning of 2016, at least 28 Turkish security officers have died during anti-terror operations in the southeastern provinces.

TRTWorld, AA