A Turkish soldier has succumbed to injuries he sustained during clashes with Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants in Turkey's southeastern province of Diyarbakir, Press TV reported.
The Turkish General Staff announced in a statement that the unnamed soldier was injured in the Sur district, situated 676 kilometers (420 miles) east of the capital, Ankara, on Wednesday and died of his wounds the next day.
Two other Turkish troopers died during the counter-terrorism operation against PKK militants in the same area on Wednesday. A PKK militant was killed during the offensive.
Also on Thursday, Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala stated that an almost two-month military operation against the PKK in the mainly Kurdish southeastern town of Cizre, located about 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) southeast of Ankara, has ended.
"The operations in Cizre have been successfully completed," the minister said, adding, "Control has been re-established in Cizre and over the terrorists there."
However, the Turkish minister noted that a 24-hour curfew in the town will remain in place for a while longer. The measure was introduced in parts of Cizre and Sur last December as part of the army's plan to drive out PKK militants.