5 Soldiers Killed, 8 Wounded in Attack on Turkish Security Check Point

Turkish soldier checks cars at a checkpoint (File)

 

An alleged PKK attack on a security checkpoint in Cukurca, Turkey has left five soldiers dead and another eight wounded.

The incident occurred in the southeastern province of Hakkari, along the Iraqi border.

The attackers reportedly used long-barreled weapons, and fired on the soldiers during an identity check along the Cukurca-Hakkari Highway.

The soldiers were taken to a nearby hospital.

Armored vehicles were deployed to the scene, with clashes between Turkish security and PKK forces reportedly still ongoing.

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