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6 soldiers injured in PKK attack in SE Turkey

Wounded soldiers, one in critical condition, taken to hospital, security operation underway in Diyarbakir province

29.03.2018
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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey

Six Turkish soldiers were injured on Thursday when PKK terrorists attacked a military vehicle in southeastern Turkey, according to security sources.

In the Diyarbakir province, PKK terrorists targeted a military vehicle near the village of Kocbaba, Hazro with long-barreled weapons and rocket launchers, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media.

The injured -- including one in critical condition -- were taken to nearby hospitals in the district and province, the source said, adding that a security operation in the area is underway.

The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- resumed its decades-long armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015.

Since then, it has been responsible for the deaths of more than 1,200 Turkish security personnel and civilians, including a number of women and children.

Reporting by Hasan Namli; Writing by Cansu Dikme

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