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Three slain as car armed with bombs hit army outpost in southeastern Turkey

Turkish soldiers block the road at a military check point

A car bomb has killed three people after an attack on an army outpost in south eastern Turkey.

Two soldiers and a civilian woman were killed during the attack on the outpost in Cevizlik.

Mardin province’s governor said seven people were wounded in the attack with three of those believed to be in a critical condition.

The Turkish Armed Forces also published a statement about the attack that put the number of wounded soldiers at 12, with one soldier in critical condition.

The outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party is believed to have been behind today's attack killing three, pictured

The outlawed Kurdish Workers’ Party is believed to have been behind today’s attack killing three, pictured

Turkish troops have launched a major operation searching for the Kurdish separatists, file photograph

Turkish troops have launched a major operation searching for the Kurdish separatists

The attack struck Cevizlik near Turkey's border with Syria, although ISIS are not believed to be responsible

The attack struck Cevizlik near Turkey’s border with Syria, although ISIS are not believed to be responsible

Both statements blamed the attack on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or the PKK, which is outlawed.

Turkish armed forces have launched a major operation to hunt down the attackers.

Clashes between Turkey and Kurdish militants resumed nearly a year ago after a tenuous cease-fire between Turkey and the PKK collapsed. Airstrikes regularly target PKK positions in Turkey and northern Iraq, while fighting and curfews continue in several southeastern towns.

In a daily activity statement published on its website, the Turkish Army said it ‘neutralized 17 separatist terror organization members’ in Hakkari province and two militants in Van province on Friday.

The renewed conflict between the two sides has led to the death of nearly 600 security personnel and more than 5,000 Kurdish militants, reports Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency. An unknown number of civilians have also been killed and thousands displaced.

A 14-year-old child was killed and one injured while grazing their animals when an improvised explosive device placed by the PKK detonated in the eastern province of Agri, according to the governor’s office there.

Turkey, the U.S. and the EU consider PKK a terrorist organization.

The renewed conflict between the two sides has led to the death of nearly 600 security personnel and more than 5,000 Kurdish militants, reports Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency.

An unknown number of civilians have also been killed and thousands displaced.




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