The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) said in a statement on August 27 that 118 Turkish servicemen were killed by a truck bomb attack in the Turkish town of Cizre on August 26.
“Fighter Mustafa Aslan carried out attack using large amount of explosive… 60 armed vehicles were damaged… 118 Turkish police officers died, 152 more sustained injuries,” PKK said.
The group emphasized that the truck targeted the town district where police and army headquarters were located.
In turn, according to Turkish authorities 11 police officers were killed iand 78 injured in the Cizre bombing.
Heavy clashes between the PKK and Turkish security forces and various terror attacks occur regularly in Turkey’s southeast.