9 security personnel injured in PKK attacks

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By Yilmaz Kazandioglu 

HAKKARI, Turkey

Nine security personnel in southeastern Turkey were injured in two separate PKK terror attacks on Sunday, according to a military source.

Also a Turkish soldier was martyred during the security operation against PKK terrorist organization in a rural area of the southeastern Bingol province, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

While village guards in a rural area of the Hakkari province were sweeping for mines and bombs, they came under heavy gunfire from an undetermined number of PKK terrorists, the source said.

In the attack, three village guards were injured, one critically, said the source. 

Members of the terrorist group taking shelter in northern Iraq also attacked a Turkish military base near the border region with mortar shells, injuring six soldiers. 

The source said that wounded personnel were taken to Hakkari State Hospital and that the Turkish Air Forces began an operation in the region. 

More than 1,200 people, including security personnel and civilians, have lost their lives since the PKK resumed its armed terrorist campaign in July 2015.




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