Twelve Turkish soldiers injured in roadside bomb attack

Twelve Turkish soldiers were injured early on Sunday morning when minibuses they were travelling in were hit by a roadside bomb believed to have been laid by the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK), the Anadolu news agency reported.

Twelve Turkish soldiers injured in roadside bomb attack
Twelve Turkish soldiers were injured early on Sunday morning when minibuses they were travelling in were hit by a roadside bomb believed to have been laid by the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK), the Anadolu news agency reported.

The gendarmes, military police responsible for security in rural areas, were travelling from their barracks to a gendarme police station in the south-eastern province of Siirt when their two minibuses were hit by the bomb blast.

The injured where helicoptered from the scene to a nearby military hospital. Three of the injured were described as being badly hurt.

The blast is the latest in a string of roadside bomb attacks carried out by the PKK and comes as the government is under increasing pressure from the public and the military to launch a cross-border operation into northern Iraq to wipe out PKK camps where an estimated 3,500 PKK members are based.


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