Two more soldiers died early Wednesday after gunfight with outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in Turkey's southeastern Diyarbakir province, security forces have said, raising the two-day death toll in ongoing clashes to three, SIA reports citing the AA.
The Turkish Armed Forces said Tuesday evening that the fighting began when the provincial and district gendarmerie command launched Monday evening an operation after suspected PKK members had set up roadblocks on the highway between Diyarbakir and Bingol.
Four soldiers were taken to hospital, where one of them succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday.
One of the martyrs has been identified as gendarmerie commando sergeant Latif Adiguzel. His father, Mustafa Adiguzel told Anadolu Agency that his son had been engaged two months ago.