By Yilmaz Kazandioglu
HAKKARI, Turkey (AA) – One Turkish soldier was martyred and five others injured in a missile attack by PYD/PKK terrorists in the southeastern Hakkari province, according to security sources.
The attack was launched from northern Iraq toward a military base in Hakkari’s border district of Cukurca, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
The injured soldiers were rushed to Hakkari State Hospital, the source added.
A wide-scale operation has been launched in the region to find the perpetrators.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey as well as the U.S. and EU. In its over three-decade-long terror campaign against Turkey, over 40,000 people have been killed, including women and children.