One Turkish soldier was killed and another was wounded during combat between the Turkish Armed Forces and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the eastern province of Ağrı on the Turkish and Syrian border on Jan. 31.
The private and the specialized sergeant, who were on patrol duty prior to combat, were both immediately taken to the hospital for treatment following the armed conflict with the PKK, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
The private succumbed to his wounds at the hospital, the report said.
An operation has began to “neutralize” the militants in the area, the agency reported.
“Neutralized” is a term used by the Turkish military and officials to indicate militants were either killed, wounded or captured.