Three soldiers have been killed in clashes with outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the southeastern province of Mardin, the Turkish Army has announced.
Clashes erupted between Turkish soldiers and PKK militants during ongoing operations in Mardin’s Dargeçit district on March 2.
The Turkish Armed Forces released an official statement regarding the incident, announcing that three soldiers and eight PKK militants were killed in a clash.
“Three of our heroic comrades-in-arms were killed. Eight members of the separatist terrorist organization were apprehended dead alongside their weapons in the aforementioned clash,” the statement said, while extending condolences to the soldiers’ families.