Soldier killed in PKK attack in Diyarbakir
One soldier has been killed and four others have been injured after the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants attacked military personnel in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakır.

The soldier was killed and four other soldiers were injured after PKK militants fired shots with long-barreled weapons and rockets at military personnel in Diyarbakır’s Lice district at 3:40 p.m. on Aug. 27. The injured soldiers were reported to be in a good condition, Hurriyet daily reported.

Meanwhile, the number of civilians killed in the latest clashes in Sirnak’s Cizre district on Aug. 27 rose to four after Emin Yanas, a 10-year-old boy, died in hospital.

A curfew that took effect at 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 26 due to clashes between security forces and PKK militants in the Yuksekova district of the southeastern province of Hakkari was lifted following an anti-terror operation in which 20 PKK militants were killed.

In a separate incident in the eastern province of Muş, two gendarmerie sergeants were killed and another was injured in a crash on a road connecting Mus to the neighboring province of Bingol at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 27.

News Code: 11227  |  Date: 2015/08/28  |  Time: 15 : 5

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