In the East of Turkey, the Kurds attacked a military convoy

Militants of the Kurdistan workers party (PKK) attacked a military convoy in Hakkari province, located in the East of Turkey. On Tuesday, June 20, according to Hürriyet Daily News, citing a source in the General staff of the armed forces of the country.

The soldiers were moving from the area of Cukurca in van province. In result of a rocket attack perpetrated on 19 June at 23:00 local time (coincides with Moscow), one soldier was killed and another six were injured.

The victims were taken to hospital in van province, the newspaper notes.

Ankara considers the PKK a terrorist organization. Since 1984, the fighters of the PKK, waging an armed struggle for political rights of Kurds in Turkey and the establishment of Kurdish autonomy in its composition. The truce between the Turkish government and the Kurds was terminated in July of 2015. The reason for the resumption of the active phase of the confrontation was a terrorist attack in the town of Suruç, when 32 people were killed, mostly Kurds. According to RIA Novosti, in the attacks of PKK militants killed more than 900 military and police officers and over 300 civilians. The Ministry of defence of Turkey noted that during this period killed more than 10 thousand PKK fighters.