Monday 24 July 2017

Six Turkish soldiers wounded in Kurdish rebel bomb attack

The renewed fighting between the PKK and Turkey's security forces have killed hundreds of people since July (AP)
The renewed fighting between the PKK and Turkey's security forces have killed hundreds of people since July (AP)

Kurdish rebels have detonated a bomb on a road in south-east Turkey, wounding six soldiers inside an armoured military vehicle.

The attack happened on a road near the mainly Kurdish town of Silvan, where authorities have declared a curfew as the security forces battle Kurdish militants, according to the Anadolu news agency.

The renewed fighting between the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, and Turkey's security forces have killed hundreds of people since July and derailed a fragile peace process.

Last week, the PKK ended a temporary unilateral cease-fire they a declared in a bid to reduce tensions ahead of Turkey's election on November 1.

The government had rejected the cease-fire. It has vowed to keep up the battle until the PKK disarms and fighters withdraw from Turkey.

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