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Eight soldiers killed in PKK bomb attack in Turkey

Published 19/08/2015

Kurdish rebels have detonated a bomb on a road in south east Turkey, killing at least eight soldiers.
Kurdish rebels have detonated a bomb on a road in south east Turkey, killing at least eight soldiers.

Kurdish rebels have detonated a bomb on a road in south east Turkey, killing at least eight soldiers.

The state-run Anadolu Agency said the bomb exploded on a highway in the mainly-Kurdish province of Siirt as their military vehicle was passing by.

The attack comes amid renewed violence between the rebels of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, and Turkey's security forces.

Dozens of people, most of them police and soldiers, have died in the violence since July.

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