Turkey: 3 soldiers killed in clashes with Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in Hakkari province
Three Turkish soldiers were killed and another wounded Sunday in clashes with Kurdish militants belonging to the outlawed PKK group in southeast Turkey, the private news agency DHA reported.
The fighting occurred in Hakkari province, nestled up against the Iraqi and Iranian borders, DHA said, adding that three militants -which it termed terrorists- were also killed.
Turkey has been fighting the PKK or Kurdistan Workers’ Party since a fragile ceasefire between both sides collapsed in 2015.
The group is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., NATO and the European Union.