MARDIN, Turkey (AA) – Three security personnel have been martyred and nine others injured in a PKK car bomb attack in Turkey's southeastern Mardin province Wednesday, a security source said.
According to security source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the restrictions on talking to media, the PKK terrorist attack on the Anitli Gendarmerie Command Headquarters in Midyat district was carried out using a bomb-laden vehicle.
According to preliminary reports, among the three martyred personnel, one was a Turkish soldier and two others were village guards.
Ambulances could be seen rushing towards the blast site, while armed forces increased security measures in the area.
The PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU – resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015.
Since then, more than 480 security personnel, including troops, police officers, and village guards, have been martyred, and over 4,900 PKK terrorists killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq.
*Anadolu Agency Correspondent Hatice Vildan Topaloglu contributed to this report from Ankara.