Members of an outlawed Kurdish group killed four Turkish soldiers and wounded seven others in eastern Turkey in the largest attack on troops in several months, authorities said Saturday.
The suspected terrorists attacked a remote military outpost with rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons in foggy weather late Friday, private CNNTürk and NTV televisions said. The commander of the outpost was killed along with three other soldiers, authorities said. Two of the seven wounded were in serious condition, according to media reports.
Turkish troops launched a manhunt but helicopter gunships remained grounded due to fog near the outpost, close to the town of Tunceli in the eastern Tunceli province, television reports said Saturday morning.
The attack followed a surge in violence by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. Another Turkish soldier was killed when he stepped on a mine believed to be planted by the terrorists near the town of Çukurca in the southeastern Hakkari province on Friday, authorities said.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
And Yet Another . . .
From the Associated Press: