Land mine explodes in Siirt, Turkey killing three soldiers, injuring six others

Thursday, June 7, 2007

At 1800 hours (UTC) a remote controlled land mine exploded in Siirt, Turkey. The government of Turkey believes that the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) was responsible for the explosion.

At least 3 soldiers of the Turkish Armed Forces were killed and six others were injured when their military vehicle passed over the device.

The injured personnel and soldiers were immediately taken to a hospital in Siirt via medical helicopters.

Turkish army Generals have told the Turkish people "to resist in the face of these terrorist actions. The Turkish Armed Forces has an unshakable determination in fighting terrorism and it will absolutely give the necessary answer to such attacks."