One soldier was killed and eight were wounded on Dec. 2 in an Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the southeastern province of Mardin.
PKK remotely detonated a bomb placed on the Mardin-Midyat motorway during the passing of a military convoy. One soldier was killed and five soldiers in the military vehicle were wounded while three civilians also passing in their own vehicles were also wounded as a result of the attack.
The wounded were taken to Mardin State Hospital for treatment.
Security forces blocked the motorway to traffic as a wide-scale operation was launched to apprehend the PKK responsible for the attack.
A search for another possible explosive is also ongoing.