One soldier was killed and 4 others were wounded in an explosion when members of the terrorist (PKK) assaulted a armed forces bus in the western province of İzmir on Thursday.
A group of PKK operatives exploded a wayside bomb they had planted along a road in the province’s Foça district as a military vehicle passed over it at around 8 a.m. They then fired on the vehicle, killing one soldier. “According to first reports, there have been casualties and one soldier was killed,” İzmir Police Chief Ali Bilkay stated the Anatolia news agency.
The PKK has recently stepped up its campaign of ferocity, killing 8 soldiers last week in assault on a armed forces outpost in the southeastern province of Hakkari. Thursday’s attack marks one of the terrorist organization’s infrequent strikes in the western part of the country in the past few months.
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