ANKARA, April 25 – RIA Novosti. Twelve members of the outlawed Turkey Kurdistan workers ‘ party (PKK) were neutralized during the operation of the Turkish army after the attack by the PKK, in which one Turkish soldier was killed and three others were injured, reported the Ministry of defense of the Republic.
“as a result of mortar shelling by the separatist terrorist organization PKK in the area Haftanin in Northern Iraq one of our comrade was killed and three others injured, one of them critically. On detected targets of terrorists was immediately caused retaliatory strikes by our air force and means of fire support, targets destroyed, 12 members of the separatist terrorist organization is neutralized,” – said in the message.
After resume in Turkey in July 2015 the armed conflict with the PKK in attacks by Kurdish rebels killed more than 900 military and police and nearly 500 civilians. According to the Ministry of defence of Turkey, during this period, security forces neutralized more than 10 thousand members of the PKK. In Northern Iraq are Kurdish base units, against which the Turkish armed forces carried out air and ground operations.