World Bulletin / News Desk
Six soldiers and a civilian were killed in the eastern Turkish city of Tunceli on Tuesday when their armoured truck drove past a vehicle laden with explosives detonated by suspected PKK militants, security sources said.
Ambulances rushed to the scene of the explosion as flames rose from two vehicles on a road through a thinly populated part of the provincial city.
Militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), considered a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and the European Union, have carried out a wave of attacks on military targets in recent months, stepping up their 28-year-old armed campaign.
The recent fighting has been some of the heaviest since the PKK took up arms in 1984 with the aim of carving out a Kurdish state.
PKK militants killed 10 soldiers and wounded at least 60 last Tuesday when they fired rockets at a military convoy travelling between the provinces of Bingol and Mus, also in eastern Turkey.
Motion will extend mandate for Turkey's cross-border operations in Iraq and Syria for another year
Interior Ministry official says 35,000 applications already completed
'It will not bring happiness to our Kurdish brothers in the region,' Turkish PM Binali Yildirim says
Jet catches fire which has been now put out; 2 pilots, air stewardess slightly hurt
Hakkari governorate says howitzers killed four PKK terrorists in Yuksekova district
Turkish Coast Guard rescues 38 others following incident early Friday morning
Turkey's Diyanet Foundation says its has given $16M in scholarship to foreign students
One injured, 8 arrested at Caglayan courthouse as rival sides in murder trial exchange fire
Operations launched as part of investigations conducted by Chief Public Prosecutor’s Offices across country
Center in capital’s Altindag district to provide healthcare services to mainly Syrian refugees in Turkey
Reinforcement commando units arrive at Syrian border near southern Hatay’s Reyhanli district, says military source
Air force launches strikes close to border late Tuesday, military says
Fifth Avenue premises will be 'important bridge' to US market for Turkey, says economy minister
BIST 100 index rises 0.36 pct while US dollar/Turkish lira rate falls 3.48
Kurdish Regional Government 'ignoring' Ankara, Erdogan says, warning sanctions would not be 'ordinary'
Do not let FETO terrorist group poison African countries' ties with Turkey, says Education Minister Ismet Yilmaz