2 soldiers killed in PKK attack in Tunceli

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Two soldiers were killed in a clash between Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists and Turkish security forces in the eastern province of Tunceli on Monday.

The clash took place near the Aliboğazı area of Tunceli. One soldier was killed at the scene of the clash, while the other succumbed to his injuries after being taken to a hospital.

An operation was launched in the area to capture the PKK terrorists who fled the scene.

Turkish authorities had conducted direct talks with jailed PKK chief Abdullah Öcalan for several years until a truce in effect collapsed in the summer of 2015. Since then, there have been heavy clashes between the PKK and Turkish security forces.

More than 40,000 people, including 5,500 security force members, have been killed in four decades of fighting between the Turkish state and the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU.

 

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