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Two soldiers killed in blast in Turkey's southeast - security forces report
20:02, 23 August 2016
Two soldiers killed in blast in Turkey's southeast - security forces report

PKK martyrs 2 soldiers in Turkey's Sirnak province in the border with Iraq

20:02, 23 August 2016

aa.com.tr

Two soldiers were martyred a gun attack by PKK terrorists in southeastern Turkey’s Sirnak province in Uludere town near the Iraqi border.

According to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, security personnel had detected a roadside bomb in Andac Village in the province’s Uludere district, reported by Anadolu. 

Related: Turkish jets destroy PKK positions in northern Iraq

When bomb disposal experts were examining the improvised explosive device, PKK terrorists opened fire on them, injuring a lieutenant and a soldier.

The two soldiers succumbed to their wounds at the Uludere State Hospital.

Moreover, in a separate incident, three soldiers were injured in Hakkari province when a roadside bomb targeted a military vehicle it passed by, according to Kuwait News Agency.  The wounded were airlifted to a nearby hospital.

Related: Daily Sabah: At least 8 killed, 30 wounded in two simultaneous PKK attacks in southeast Turkey

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