ANKARA, -- One Turkish soldier was killed and five others wounded in a Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) attack in southeastern Turkish province of Hakkari on Saturday, Dogan News Agency reported.

A group of PKK militants attacked a Turkish army base in the Cukurca district of Hakkari on late Saturday, killing one soldier and injuring five. Air-supported operation was launched in the area to apprehend the attackers

Turkish General Staff said on Saturday that three militants of the outlawed PKK were "neutralized" in an operation in Cukurca district of Hakkari on Friday, adding that the total number of "neutralized" PKK militants so far in Hakkari province has reached 334.

Turkish military uses the term "neutralized" for killed, injured or caught militants.

Over 600 members of Turkish security forces and over 7,000 PKK members have been killed in confrontations inside Turkey and in northern Iraq since July of 2015, local media reported.

More than 40,000 people have lost their lives in clashes with the PKK since 1984, when the group first started anti-government attacks.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by the United States, the European Union and Turkey.

Source: Nam News Network