Three soldiers martyred in SE Turkey

20:47 27 Dekabr 2015
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Three soldiers have been martyred in an attack blamed on the PKK in Sirnak province, southeastern Turkey, Anadolu agency reported.

The Turkish Armed Forces said on Sunday that a handmade explosive device went off at about 14:40 local time as an armored vehicle passed through the Nur neighborhood of Cizre district.

Sunday's statement said that three soldiers died while another soldier and a police officer were hurt. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Turkey's military blamed “separatist terror organization members”, a reference to the PKK.

The PKK -- considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- resumed its armed campaign in late July.

Since then, more than 200 members of the security forces have been martyred and over 1,700 PKK terrorists killed.

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