Militants attack villages, military forces across Turkey – Middle East Monitor



In two separate incidents, militants opened fire on Turkish military forces and civilians in eastern and southeastern Turkey.

The Turkish News Agency, Anadolu Agency, attributed the attacks to the militant wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

During the incident in southeastern Turkey, Anadolu Agency says PKK militants opened fire on villagers, who went to collect firewood, in the Uludere district of Sirnak. Four people were injured in the attack.

The injured villagers were taken to Sirnak State Hospital with a helicopter. According to the hospital statement, the villagers do not have life-threatening injuries.

In a separate incident, activists opened fire on soldiers on patrol in Dogubeyazit district in Agri province in eastern Turkey on Sunday, injuring five of them.

According to Turkish security sources, militants rocket attacked a Turkish army armored vehicle while patrolling the Iranian border.

Five soldiers were injured in the attack. The wounded soldiers were immediately taken to Dogubeyazit and Igdır state hospitals.

After the attack, reinforcement troops were sent to the area to carry out an operation against the suspected militants.

While the PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the EU, the Kurdish groups aligned with it have been the United States’ key partner in Iraq and Syria during its campaign against Daesh .

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