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PKK Bomb Blast Kills Four Soldiers in Southeast Turkey

A bomb explosion in southeastern Turkey left four Turkish soldiers killed and nine wounded, the country's General Staff said in a statement on Wednesday.

ANKARA (Sputnik) — Four Turkish soldiers were killed and nine were wounded in a bomb explosion carried out by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in southeastern Turkey, the country's General Staff said in a statement on Wednesday.

The General Staff reported that the bomb had been detonated in the afternoon on the Semdinli-Aktutun road in the Hakkari province.

"As a result of the explosion of the improvised explosive device, detonated by the members of the separatist terrorist organization [PKK], an armored vehicle was hit. Four soldiers were killed, nine were injured," the General Staff said.

Violence in Turkey escalated in mid-2015, when the Turkish government launched a military campaign against the PKK, which is considered to be a terrorist organization by Ankara, in the country's southeast that have a predominately Kurdish population.

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