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.
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