1 soldier killed, 2 wounded in PKK attack

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DIYARBAKIR, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 19: Mesude Celik (2nd L), mother of gendarme master-sergeant Halit Zilani Celik, mourn during funeral ceremony of Celik's and gendarme privates Mustafa Nerkis, Kadir Gorgulu, Mustafa Bilgili, Recep Bodur and Fatih Yeniay funeral ceremony who were martyred during an attack staged by terror organization PKK in Diyarbakir- Bingol highway, at Diyarbakir Military Hospital, Turkey on February 19, 2016. Evren Atalay / Anadolu Agency

A first lieutenant died and two soldiers were wounded in an attack on Tuesday launched by the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Lice district of Diyarbakır province.

The PKK attacked the construction site of a police station in the Kıllıhane Hill military base region with rockets and long-barreled rifles, targeting the soldiers who were guarding the site.

The Diyarbakır Governor’s Office announced the losses as well as a counter-attack against the PKK.

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