( Cihan ) - A Turkish soldier was killed when a mine trap which had been planted by terrorists from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) went off in the southeastern Turkish province of Sirnak.
The soldier was seriously injured during a patrol in the region and succumbed to his injuries after being transported to the military hospital in Sirnak by helicopter.
An operation has been initiated in the region to track down the terrorist responsible for the attack.
Terrorist activities across Turkey have experienced a resurgence following the ending of the unilateral cease-fire of the PKK terror organization. Over 250 Turkish security force personnel have now been killed in PKK attacks since June 2004.
The PKK has blacklisted as a terrorist organization by the US, the EU, Britain, Australia, Canada and much of the international community, and has claimed the lives of more than 35,000 people in Turkey since between 1984 and 1999, when its leader, Abdullah Ocalan, was captured.