Six Turkish soldiers killed in attack by PKK

Six Turkish soldiers were killed and seven wounded in a rocket attack on a naval base in the Mediterranean port city of İskenderun, the state Anatolian news agency reported May 31. Terrorists from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) have stepped up attacks on Turkish army posts in the southeast in recent weeks since warmer weather allowed them to leave their mountain hideouts, but the group rarely attacks naval targets.

The rocket attack comes after a weekend of violence in the southeast which saw six people killed in separate attacks, and as thousands of Turkish soldiers engage in large-scale operations in the provinces of Hakkari, Siirt, Tunceli, Diyarbakır and Bingöl.

Source: Today’s Zaman

 

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