Diyarbakır, Aug 12 () - One soldier was killed and five members of security forces were wounded on Aug. 12 in another outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, the General Staff has stated.
PKK militants staged an armed attack on a gendarmerie post in the Sur district at 13.10 p.m. with rocket propelled grenades and long-barreled weapons.
One specialized sergeant was killed and four soldiers, along with a temporary village guard, were wounded. The condition of two of the wounded personnel, meanwhile, was reported as critical.
Clashes between security forces and militants that lasted 20 minutes erupted after the attack, according to the statement.
An air-supported operation, with the participation of reinforcements, has also started in order push back PKK militants.