ANKARA, October 25 (RIA Novosti) - Three Turkish army personnel were shot dead by unidentified people, allegedly linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), outlawed in the country, Today's Zaman reported Saturday.
"The soldiers came under attack when they were walking in Yuksekova district of Hakkari and reportedly were in civilian clothes. The wounded soldiers were taken to Yuksekova State Hospital, but doctors could not save them," the newspaper said.
On Friday, Turkish military killed three PKK members in a fight in the eastern province of Kars.
Earlier in October, Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan stated that he considers both the Islamic State (IS) group and the PKK to be terrorist organizations and does not recognize a difference between the two.
The Kurdish independence supporters, including the PKK, have been fighting the government forces since 1984. In 2013, the sides agreed on a ceasefire, which held until September 2014, when the PKK attacked Turkish policemen over alleged maltreatment of Syrian Kurds by Ankara.