4 soldiers die, 11 wounded in PKK attacks

Smokes ascends after Kurdish militants detonated a car bomb outside a military station in Semdinli near the border with Iraq, on October 9, 2016. The Anadolu Agency, citing a statement by the Turkish Armed Forces, said the attack outside a Gendarmerie station on the Semdinli-Yuksekova highway was the work of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. / AFP PHOTO / IHLAS NEWS AGENCY / STRINGER / Turkey OUT

In Turkey’s ongoing battle against the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) four soldiers were killed and 12 were wounded in separate attacks on Friday in the country’s Southeast.

The three soldiers died in a remotely controlled explosion on the Mardin- Diyarbakır highway during the passage of military vehicles.

In another attack targeting soldiers with a remotely controlled explosive, the PKK wounded eight soldiers, two of whom are in critical condition.

A third attack on the same day in the Şemdinli district of Hakkari province saw four soldiers injured in a military vehicle. One of the wounded soldiers was taken to a hospital but subsequently died from his injuries.

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