PKK attack kills six security personnel in Turkey’s Bitlis

PKK attack kills six security personnel in Turkey’s Bitlis

Ankara, August 18, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

Five soldiers and one village guard were killed and six soldiers were wounded on Aug. 18 in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the Hizan district of the eastern province of Bitlis, Doğan News Agency has reported.

PKK militants detonated a hand-made explosive placed on a road near the Gayda village during the passing of a military vehicle at around 1 p.m.

Five soldiers were killed while five others were wounded in the attack, the agency said.

Meanwhile, village guard Müslüm Yaldız was killed and one soldier was wounded during clashes with PKK militants in the rural areas of Nazar village.

Source: Hurriyet