2 Turkish soldiers killed, 7 wounded while defusing bomb


Turkish officials say at least two soldiers have been killed and seven others wounded while attempting to defuse an improvised explosive device

At least two Turkish soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded on Monday while attempting to defuse an improvised explosive device, officials said.

The device exploded in a village near the town of Idil, in the mainly-Kurdish populated Sirnak province, according to a statement from the regional governor’s office. It said the explosive device was planted by militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK.

The statement didn’t provide further details but said Turkey’s operations to combat the PKK were continuing with “determination.”

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Source: ABC News