Two soldiers were killed while four others were injured during a clash between the Turkish security forces and the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey’s southeast on Tuesday.
All the six soldiers who were injured in the attack, which took place in Şırnak’s central Bahçelievler neighborhood, were taken to Şırnak Military Hospital. Two of the soldiers died of their injuries there while the treatment of four soldiers continues at the hospital.
A settlement process launched by the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government in late 2012 to end Turkey’s long-standing Kurdish problem collapsed following a two-year-cease-fire last July, triggering the worst violence in Turkey’s southeast since 1990s. Hundreds of civilians, security forces’ members as well as PKK terrorists have been killed in the region in the renewed conflict over the past months.