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Seven Turkish Soldiers Killed in an Attack Blamed on Kurdish Rebels

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7Dnews London

Thu, 04 Oct 2018 21:29 GMT

Seven Turkish soldiers have been killed Thursday in an explosive device attack in Turkey's southeast province of Batman according to the local governor's office.

In a statement, the governor's office accused "terrorists" of being behind the attack, referring to a large-scale operation to arrest the suspects. 

As reported by AFP, Turkish security forces were in fierce confrontations with Kurdish militants in southeast after the two-year ceasefire deal was called off in 2015. 

The PKK has been waging a bloody insurgency in Turkey since 1984. The conflict has killed around 40,000 people. Ankara and its ally, the United States and the European Union recognise the PKK as a "terrorist organisation." 


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