Turkish soldier succumbs to injuries from PKK attack

Baku, September 9, AZERTAC

A Turkish soldier who was wounded in southeastern Hakkari province by an improvised explosive, succumbed to his injuries on Monday, according to the country's National Defense Ministry, Anadolu Agency reports.

The soldier who was seriously wounded in an attack by PKK terrorists in Cukurca district, was martyred despite the efforts to save his life at the hospital, the ministry said in a statement.

Operations are being conducted in the region against the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey as well as the U.S. and the European Union.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK-listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU-has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

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