Two Turkish soldiers and 1 civilian injured in PKK attack

Published August 1st, 2016 - 02:00 GMT
A flag of Kurdish workers Party (PKK) hangs on a barricade as armed Kurdish militants man a barricade, on 18 November 2015 in the Sur district of Diyarbakir. (AFP/File)
A flag of Kurdish workers Party (PKK) hangs on a barricade as armed Kurdish militants man a barricade, on 18 November 2015 in the Sur district of Diyarbakir. (AFP/File)

Two Turkish soldiers and a civilian were wounded in an attack carried out by the PKK fighters in eastern Tunceli province Monday, according to a military source.

The source, who spoke on condition of confidentiality due to restrictions on speaking to the media, told Anadolu Agency PKK militants had opened fire with long-barreled weapons on the Daloren gendarmerie station in the province’s Hozat district. Security forces then responded to the attack, the source added.

The injured soldiers were taken to Elazig Firat University Hospital, while the civilian was taken to Tunceli State Hospital.

An operation was also launched in the area to nab the attackers.

The  30-year conflict between the PKK and the Turkish state was resumed in July 2015, after a ceasefire collapsed

Since then, over 600 security personnel,and more than 7,000 PKK militants have been killed  in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq.


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