AGRI, Turkey 

A Turkish soldier has been martyred in a clash between security forces and terrorists in Turkey’s eastern Agri province, according to security sources.

The clash on Saturday in the rural area in Dogubeyazit district injured another solider, the sources said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

Injured soldier was hospitalized in Agri.

The sources added that the operation against the terrorists continues in the region.

Although the statement did not mention any specific terrorist group, Turkish forces have been conducting operations against the PKK terrorist organization in the region for a long time.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and EU — has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

* Writing by Faruk Zorlu in Ankara.

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