Turkey army kills 35 in foiling PKK attack at military base

Source: XinhuaEditor: Yao Jianing
2016-07-30 18:23

ANKARA, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Thirty-five Kurdish militants were killed by Turkey's security forces early on Saturday in the southeastern Hakkari province, local DHA news agency reported.

Airstrikes were launched against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) members who were attempting to infiltrate into Beybuta Hill Military Base Region in Yuksekova district.

The airstrikes killed 23, while four others were killed in ground operations.

Meanwhile, eight other militants were killed in operations launched by Turkey's army forces in Cukurca district.

On Friday, eight soldiers were killed and dozen others injured after PKK terrorists opened fire on Turkish security forces in Hakkari province.

A group of PKK militants attacked the soldiers with long-barrelled weapons while the troops were conducting identity checks on the Cukurca-Hakkari Highway.

The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU, resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish government in July 2015.

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