Turkish security forces have launced an operation against the PKK militanst in Turkey's southeastern province of Siirt. Armed fighting between the Turkish soldiers and the PKK militants took place after the operation, launched on Thursday, which killed two soldiers, one village guard and injured four soldiers.
A number of armed vehicles and health services were sent to the clash site. The injured soldiers were taken to a hospital in the city center of Siirt.
The PKK terrorist organization has increased its deadly terror attacks since it unilaterally ended peace negotiations in July in 2015.
The two-and-a-half year-long peace process, which was initiated by the Turkish government in 2012 when the current President Recep Tayiip Erdoğan was prime minister, aimed to resolve the long-running conflict in Turkey.
Since the end of the ceasefire in July last year, the terror organization has killed hundreds of people, including security personnel and civilians, not only in southern Turkey but also in western part of the country.
Following the increasing terror attacks by the PKK, which is listed as a terror organization by the U.S. and EU, the Turkish government has intensified its counterterror operations.
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