One Turkish soldier was killed and two others were wounded in southeast Turkey as they came under fire from the Iranian side of the border, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said on Wednesday in a statement that did not say who had shot at its soldiers.
The soldiers were conducting reconnaissance and surveillance mission at the border town of Yuksekova in Turkey’s southeastern province of Hakkari, the ministry said.
Turkey has been fighting against Kurdish militant group PKK along its borders with Syria and Iraq for several decades.
Pesmerga of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) train during military training at camp Koysancak in Sulaymaniyah in Iraq, 13 August 2005. (AFP)