Two soldiers missing in Turkey’s southeast

Officials fear PKK kidnap two soldiers, as terrorists injure four police officers in Turkey’s southeast

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

One of the injured police officers was transferred to Mardin State Hospital from Midyat State Hospital after the first response.

Two soldiers in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sirnak are feared to be kidnapped by PKK terrorists since they went missing after leaving the station they served at to attend an open university exam.

The two specialised sergeants left the gendarmarie station in the village of Yeniaslanbasar to attend an exam held in the city centre, Anadolu Agency reported.

According to Turkish media accounts, the soldiers have been abducted by PKK terrorists, as they haven’t returned to their duty station’s and cannot be contacted.

Meanwhile, four police officers have been injured in two separate PKK attacks across Turkey’s Southeastern Anatolia Region.

Two of them were injured in a bazooka attack conducted by PKK terrorists on an armoured police car in the Dargecit town of Mardin, which has been under curfew for the past two days.

PKK terrorists also attacked police in the Bismil town of Diyarbakir. The group opened fire with long barrelled weapons after throwing a grenade on a patrol car, wounding two police officers.

Three of the four policemen have been hospitalised, as an operation has been launched to capture the terrorists.

The PKK terrorists have reportedly kidnapped other security forces in the past months.

The PKK, which is considered a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the United States and the European Union, have been conducting armed attacks against Turkish security officials and civilians since the 1980s.

As of July, over 180 Turkish security members have been killed in PKK attacks, while at least 1,700 PKK terrorists have also been killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq, including air strikes.

TRTWorld and agencies