One soldier killed, six wounded in PKK terror attack on convoy in southeastern Turkey

Published 20.06.2017 11:50
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An attack carried out by the PKK terror organization in southeastern Turkey's Hakkari province killed one soldier and wounded six others Monday night, according to a statement from the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK).

PKK terrorists opened fire on the convoy with a rocket launcher and rifles while it was moving from Hakkari's Çukurca district in the direction of the eastern city of Van, the TSK said.

The wounded were immediately transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU, resumed its decades-long armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015, unilaterally violating the cease-fire that had been in place.

Since then, over 600 security personnel, including troops, police officers and village guards, have died in PKK attacks, while more than 7,000 terrorists have been killed during operations across Turkey and northern Iraq.

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