Three Turkish soldiers killed by Kurdish forces in Turkey’s southeast

Three soldiers were killed in two separate attacks carried out by Kurdish Defense Forces in the southeastern province of Hakkari and the eastern province of Erzurum on June 17.

Kurdish forces remotely detonated an explosive placed on a field during the passing of Turkish security forces in the Cilo region of Hakkari. Two soldiers were killed and another seven were wounded in the explosion.

Earlier in the day, one soldier was killed during an armed clash with Kurdish fighters in the rural of the Şenkaya district of Erzurum.

According to a statement from the governor’s office, the soldier was wounded during the clash but later succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.

However, Kurdish Forces claimed that more than 20 Turkish soldiers were killed on June 17, in the Cilo region bordering Iraqi Kurdistan.