Ankara: Three Turkish soldiers were killed and two others injured in an attack by the outlawed Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) in northeastern Turkish province of Ordu on Sunday, Dogan News Agency reported.
According to a report from the army, the gendarmerie squad in Mesudiye District Ordu was attacked by PKK militants at noon time on Sunday, leaving three soldiers killed and two others injured.
Over 500 members of Turkish security forces and thousands of PKK members have been killed in confrontations inside Turkey and in northern Iraq since last July.
More than 40,000 people have lost their lives in clashes with the PKK since 1984, when the group first started anti-government attacks. The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by the United States, the European Union and Turkey.