Two Turkish soldiers have been martyred and three others injured in a suspected attack by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the eastern Hakkari province, SIA reports citing the Turkish media.
According to police, a roadside bomb was planted in the Semdinli district in Hakkari.
The injured soldiers were taken to Semdinli State Hospital. An operation to apprehend the suspects is currently underway in the area.
The PKK has been designated a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.
More than 50 security personnel have been martyred, reportedly by the PKK, as tensions in the southeastern region of Turkey have flared up since a bombing linked to Daesh on July 20 in Suruc, which claimed the lives of 34 people.