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PKK ambush leaves 3 soldiers dead in eastern Turkey

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Three soldiers were killed when members of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) detonated explosives they had planted along a major road in the eastern province of Tunceli on Friday. 

The General Staff said in a statement posted online on Friday that three members of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) were killed when the terrorists detonated hand-made explosives they had planted along the Tunceli-Elazığ Highway near the Göktepe village during the passage of a military vehicle.

A settlement process launched by the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government in late 2012 to end Turkey’s long-standing Kurdish problem collapsed following a two-year-cease-fire last July, triggering the worst violence in Turkey’s southeast since 1990s. Hundreds of civilians, security forces’ members as well as PKK terrorists have been killed in the region in the renewed conflict over the past months.

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