PKK terror attack kills 2 soldiers in Turkey's Van province

Published 14.04.2017 18:06
Updated 30.06.2017 15:45
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Two soldiers were killed by a PKK terror attack in Turkey's eastern Van province's Çatak district, reports said on Friday.

Security forces were reportedly conducting search on the road leading to the village of Kaçıt when an explosion occurred, taking the lives of a sergeant and a village guard.

According to initial reports, the PKK has detonated an improvised explosive device (IED).

Ambulances have been dispatched to the area as it is assumed that several people were wounded.

Security forces have launched an air-supported operation to capture the terrorists.

Earlier this week, a PKK terror attack in Diyarbakır province killed three people.

The Turkish government has intensified its counter terror operations following the recent attacks carried out by the PKK, which is recognized as a terrorist organization by the U.S., the EU and Turkey.

Formed in 1978, the terrorist group has been fighting the Turkish government for an independent state until the early 2000's. The group then shifted its goal to autonomy in predominately Kurdish inhabited regions of Turkey.

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