By Seyit Ahmet Eksik and Yahya Sezgin
MUS, Turkey (AA) – Three village guards were injured Wednesday when PKK terrorists attacked a gendarmerie outpost in Turkey’s eastern Mus province, sources said.
Security sources told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media that PKK terrorists approached the gendarmerie outpost in the Mus province’s Kizilagac region with a car and started attacking with projectiles and long-barreled guns.
Sources said three village guards were injured in clashes, one of them seriously.
An air-supported operation was launched in the region to catch the terrorists.
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, over 500 security personnel, including troops, police officers, and village guards, have been martyred, and more than 5,000 PKK terrorists killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq.
*Anadolu Agency correspondent Fatjon Prroni contributed to this report from Ankara