Şırnak, Aug 11 () - One soldier has been killed after militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attacked a military base in the southeastern province of Şırnak.
PKK militants launched the attack against the Akdizgin military base at 00.20 am on Aug. 11 with long-barreled weapons.
The clashes continued for approximately 20 minutes, before the militants escaped in the dark toward Mount Gabar, on the outskirts of which the military base is located.
Military reinforcements were sent to the region following the attack. Two attack helicopters also covered the militants’ escape route with fire.
One soldier was severely injured in the clashes and later died at Şırnak Military Hospital, where he was taken to receive treatment.