Two Turkish soldiers have been “martyred” in separate PKK terror attacks in Sur and Cizre districts in southeastern Turkey, Turkish General Staff said in a statement on Friday.
"Our two hero comrades were critically injured as a result of an armed attack by [PKK] terrorists and have been martyred despite all interventions at the hospital," the statement added.
In the Cizre district of Sirnak province, a soldier died in a PKK terror attack during an operation in the region.
In the Sur district of Diyarbakir province, a specialist sergeant died and five soldiers were wounded after PKK terrorists fired with sharpshooters and detonated remote controlled explosives.
The army’s operation in the region aims to destroy the hand-made explosives, lift the barricades and deal with trenches dug by the PKK.
A curfew continues both in Cizre and Sur since December, to ensure the safety of citizens during the army operations.
In July, PKK -which is considered to be a terrorist organisation by the US and the EU besides Turkey- renewed its armed campaign, ending a two-year ceasefire with the Turkish government.
Since then, around 300 soldiers, police and civilians have died during PKK terror attacks.