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Explosion in Turkey, three servicemen injured

28 March 2016 11:11 (UTC+04:00)
Explosion in Turkey, three servicemen injured

Three servicemen got injured as a result of explosion in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sanliurfa, the country’s Anadolu news agency reported March 28.

The explosion took place on one of the main roads of the province at the time when a military convoy was crossing it.

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist group was involved in the explosion, according to preliminary data. A large-scale operation against the PKK started in the province following the incident.

The PKK has in recent months become active in the south-east of Turkey, and its attacks on military units and police stations have increased.

The shootout with members of the PKK in Turkey’s Diyarbakir province left 8 Turkish servicemen killed and 24 more injured on March 25.

Over 200 Turkish servicemen were killed in clashes with the PKK in 2015.

The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for over 25 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist group by the UN and the European Union.


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