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2 Turkish soldiers martyred in PKK bomb attack

Turkish military says one soldier martyred, another injured in eastern Agri province

20.05.2018
2 Turkish soldiers martyred in PKK bomb attack

By Sarp Ozer

ANKARA

Two Turkish soldiers were martyred when an explosive device planted by PKK terrorist group went off in eastern Turkish province of Agri, local officials said on Sunday.

Earlier, Turkish military said in an statement that one solider was martyred and another one injured, however, the provincial governor's office confirmed later that the second soldier had succumbed to his injuries. 

The Turkish General Staff said the blast targeted a passing Turkish military vehicle in Dogubayazit district of Agri province. 

The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- resumed its decades-long armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015. Since then, it has been responsible for the deaths of 1,200 security personnel and civilians.

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