PKK takes advantage of Istanbul upheaval to attack the Turkish Army in Van
PKK takes advantage of Istanbul upheaval to attack the Turkish Army in Van –
(Almasdar) – The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) carried out a surprise assault against the Turkish Army inside the Van province on Sunday night, wounding several guards at the police headquarters in southeast Turkey.
According to local reports, the PKK launched 4 artillery shells towards the police headquarters in the Van province tonight, resulting in retaliatory shelling from the Turkish Army.
No deaths have been report thus far; however, a half dozen soldiers were believed to be in critical condition after a direct hit by the PKK.
The recent upheaval in Istanbul and Ankara has forced the Turkish Army to redeploy their soldiers from the PKK areas to these aforementioned cities in order to protect the governmental institutions.