World Bulletin / News Desk
Two Turkish soldiers were killed in the mainly Kurdish southeast on Friday when the vehicle they were traveling in was hit by a remoted-controlled explosive, security sources said.
A third soldier and one civilian were also wounded in the attack, which occurred around 7 a.m. (0500 GMT) near the town of Lice in Diyarbakir province, they said.
Security officials blamed the attack on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged a 27-year campaign against the Turkish state in which 40,000 people, mainly Kurds, have died.
Explosives were buried in a road near military barracks and were set off by remote control when the vehicle carrying soldiers passed, the officials said.
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