Şırnak, Aug 10 () - Outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants opened fire on a military helicopter in Turkey’s southeastern Şırnak province, killing one soldier.
The Skorsky model helicopter was attacked by anti-aircraft guns and rocket-propelled grenades as it was deploying military personnel in the Beytüşşebap district. According to initial reports, one soldier was killed and one was wounded in the attack. The wounded soldier was taken to a local hospital.
In the aftermath of the attack, Turkish Cobra helicopters began to bombard areas where the PKK militants had fled to in an air-supported operation.