PKK kill two Turkish soldiers on Thursday03/08/2012 00:34
ERBIL, Aug. 2 (AKnews) – Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels have killed two Turkish soldiers in a fresh attack in the southeast of Turkey, Turkish media reported.
In the attack on a gendarmerie outpost in Eruh region of Siirt province, on the Iraqi border governorate, seven other Turkish soldiers were injured.
Security forces have launched a military operation in the area following the incident, Today’s Zaman reported.
Eruh was the site of a PKK attack on Aug. 15, 1984, that is considered the start of the group's armed campaign for more autonomy in the mainly Kurdish southeast.
Turkey’s southeast has been the ecene of ongoing attacks and clashes between the the PKK and the Turkish forces since 1984 when the group took up arms to fight for the independence of Kurdistan Region of Turkey.
In recent years, the group changed it vision of an independent Kurdistan state to an autonomous region for the country’s Kurds in the southeast.
The fighting between the PKK and Turkish forces has claimed about 45,000 over the past three decades. The group is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, US and some EU countries.