PKK attack kills 2 soldiers in Hakkari

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Two soldiers were killed and one was wounded in a roadside bomb attack perpetrated by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists in southeastern Hakkari province on Monday.

A roadside bomb exploded when a military vehicle carrying soldiers was travelling on a road in the Dağlıca district of Yüksekova, the Doğan news agency reported.

In a similar development, one soldier was killed by PKK terrorists in the Çukurca district of Hakkari on Saturday, while six PKK militants also died in separate clashes there on Friday.

Turkish authorities had conducted direct talks with jailed PKK chief Abdullah Öcalan for several years until a truce in effect collapsed in the summer of 2015. Since then, there have been heavy clashes between the PKK and Turkish security forces.

More than 40,000 people, including 5,500 security force members have been killed in four decades of fighting between the Turkish state and the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU.

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