Four Turkish soldiers killed in bomb attack

May 18, 2016 16:28

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - Four Turkish soldiers were killed on Wednesday in the town of Semdinli, in the mainly Kurdish southeast near the Iraqi border, when a bomb was detonated as their vehicle travelled past, security sources said.

The military deployed troops backed by helicopters to the area to launch an operation in the wake of the attack, they said.

The army and police have been battling militants in the armed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the southeast since a ceasefire collapsed in July 2015, wrecking a peace process aimed at resolving one of Europe's longest-running insurgencies.

Related Content

Breaking news
May 25, 2018
Saudi Arabia makes new arrest in crackdown on activists