Turkey: Warplanes bomb 24 PKK targets after 3 security force members killed on Tuesday
The Turkish Army announced in a statement on Wednesday that its warplanes bombarded 24 terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets in Dağlıca and Yüksekova, Hakkari province, in southeast Turkey after two soldiers and a police officer were killed in separate ambushes by the PKK in the Şemdinli district of Hakkari and Kozluk, Batman province, on Tuesday evening.
According to a statement in the website of the General Staff, storage facilities and shelters of the PKK were destroyed during the bombing. One terrorist was also killed and two more surrendered themselves to Turkish armed forces, the statement said.
A military vehicle was on its way to protect teams that had been assigned to disarm a bomb in Şemdinli on Tuesday. Gendarmerie Spc. Cpl. Yunus Arda and Spc. Sgt. İzzettin Alper Taşbaş were both killed after PKK terrorists detonated a bomb near the road. Three more people were injured and transported to a hospital in stable condition, and police have launched an investigation.