PKK terrorists killed one Turkish soldier on Thursday in a terror attack carried out with an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Beytussebap district of Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak Province.
Another soldier, who sustained heavy wounds following the clashes between Turkish security forces and PKK has also died at Mardin State Hospital it was reported. The clashes happened in the mountainous areas of southeastern province of Mardin which borders Sirnak.
One soldier was injured in the Sirnak attack which took place when the millitants detonated an IED as an army vehicle passed by.
The PKK is listed as terrorist organisation by Turkey as well as NATO, the US and EU.
With this latest incident, the number of security officials killed in PKK terror attacks has risen to 132 since the PKK’s umbrella organisation, the KCK, unilaterally ended a two-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11.
Five soldiers were also injured in armed clashes with PKK terrorists on Thursday in the Bogok Mountain near Nusaybin district in Turkey's southeastern province of Mardin.
Two soldiers and one policeman were injured in two different armed clashes with PKK terrorists in Mardin where a curfew was imposed on four different districts due to security concerns.
Injured soldiers were transferred to Mardin State Hospital while an operation was launched against PKK terrorists in the region.
PKK attacks injure nine civilians in Sırnak
Meanwhile, three different PKK terror attacks injured nine civilians on Thursday in Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak Province.
According to security sources, three civilians, including a teacher were injured when an armed clash broke out between police officers and PKK terrorists as police intervened against the militants who blocked roads in the Dicle district of Sirnak.
Three more civilians were injured when bullets hit them during armed clashes between security officers and PKK terrorists in the Gazi Pasa district of Sirnak.
Three others were injured in a bomb attack carried out by the PKK in the Yesil Yurt district of Sirnak.