Gendarmerie office attacked in Turkey, victims reported (VIDEO)

Türkiye Materials 9 July 2016 16:20 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 9


One person died and five were injured in an attack by militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist group on a gendarmerie office in the south-east of Turkey, Milliyet newspaper reported July 9.

The attack took place at about 13:00 (GMT + 3 hours) in the Turkish province of Mardin near the Syrian border. Kurdish militants blew up a car at a guard post of a military facility and opened fire at the soldiers of the gendarmerie using long-barreled weapons, but almost immediately were silenced by response fire.

Fire broke out in the result of a car bomb explosion on the territory of the gendarmerie. Six soldiers were wounded. One of them, despite the efforts of doctors, died.

After the attack, the militants fled using a car. A large-scale operation was launched in the region to eliminate the attackers.