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Military convoy in Turkey attacked by PKK

Türkiye Materials 10 May 2016 16:14
A group of unknown people have attacked a military convoy in Turkey’s Mardin province.
Military convoy in Turkey attacked by PKK

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 10

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

A group of unknown people have attacked a military convoy in Turkey's Mardin province, the Dogan news agency reported May 10.

Five servicemen were injured as a result of the attack.

Reportedly, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorist group stands behind the attack.

Following the incident, Turkish armed forces launched an operation against PKK.

Earlier, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that over 5,359 PKK members have been eliminated as a result of the operations against this terrorist group since July of 2015. The president added that 355 Turkish servicemen were killed during these operations, which will continue until the complete destruction of the PKK.

The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for over 25 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives. The UN and the European Union listed the PKK as a terrorist organization.

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