Army base attacked by mortar

Published 08.06.2015 01:09

A military base was targeted by mortar fire in southeastern Turkey on Saturday, the general staff said in a statement yesterday. There were no casualties.

The statement said terrorists attacked the Dağlıca base close to the Iraqi border in the province of Hakkari at around 12.35 p.m. on Saturday.

Troops on the base, home to the Seventh Border Regiment Command, returned fire.

The terrorist organization PKK regularly launches mortar attacks on the base, rarely causing casualties or damage. The group, which is recognized as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU, is primarily based in the Qandil mountains in northern Iraq.

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