Attack on Military Base in Turkish Southeast: One Dead, 12 Injured in PKK

© AP Photo / Cagdas ErdoganMilitants from the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, run as they attack Turkish security forces in Nusaydin, Turkey, Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Militants from the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, run as they attack Turkish security forces in Nusaydin, Turkey, Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - Sputnik International
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At least one person was killed and 12, including three servicemen, were injured on Thursday in a car bombing by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on a military base in the Turkish southeastern Mardin province, local media reported.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The victim was identified as a 39-year-old civilian lorry driver, Halil Ibrahim Sevimli, who was driving by the military base at the time of the blast, Anadolu news agency said, citing a military source. Those injured were hospitalized.

The Turkish military commenced an operation to bust the attackers.

Violence in Turkey escalated in mid-2015, when the Turkish government launched a military campaign against the PKK, which is considered a terrorist organization by Ankara, in the country's southeast.

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