Turkey Kurdistan,— At least 30 Turkish soldiers were killed when a Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighter launched a suicide attack on a pipeline in Agri province in Turkish Kurdistan near the Iran-Turkey border on Tuesday, the group claimed in a statement.
The attack was carried out by Sema Kocer, a 25-year-old PKK fighter, in Dogubeyazit at around 5am on Tuesday, according to a statement published by the pro-Kurdish ANF news agency.
Turkey is yet to confirm the cause of the attack or the number of casualties. According to the PKK, at least 30 Turkish troops died and “dozens” were injured. Five armored vehicles were also destroyed.