( Cihannews ) - Three Turkish soldiers were killed and five others were injured in a clash with members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in eastern Turkey on Wednesday.
The fighting erupted in the province of Tunceli as security forces tracked down PKK terrorists who wounded a Turkish soldier late Tuesday. Five soldiers were also injured in the subsequent clashes in the rural areas of Tunceli province.
Tunceli Governor's Office confirmed the death toll on Thursday, saying that explosives and ammunitions were also found along with the terrorists.
Backed by helicopters and air forces, Turkish troops continue to track down PKK terrorists in eastern and southeastern Turkey.
The clash took place at a time when Ankara is considering a cross-border military operation to crush the PKK bases in neighboring Iraq, which the US and Iraqi governments oppose due to security concerns.