Terrorist attack martyrs 2 in Turkey's SE

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Istanbul, October 3, AZERTAC

Two soldiers have been martyred and another wounded in a terrorist PKK attack in Turkey's southeastern Hakkari province early Monday, security sources said, according to Anadolu Agency.

PKK terrorists detonated a roadside bomb in the Semdinli district as a military vehicle carrying soldiers passed by the village of Geckan, according to the security sources who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

The wounded soldier was taken to Hakkari State Hospital, the sources said.

An operation backed by air support was launched to apprehend the perpetrators, the sources added.

Separately, a PKK terrorist surrendered to Hakkari's provincial gendarmerie command on Monday.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU and resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015.

Since then, PKK terrorist attacks have martyred more than 600 security personnel and also claimed the lives of numerous civilians, including women and children, while more than 7,000 PKK terrorists have been killed in army operations.

Two soldiers were wounded in northern Samsun province in a traffic accident, the same sources said.

The source added that the wounded soldiers were taken to the Samsun training and research hospital.

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