An improvised bomb attack on a military vehicle killed two soldiers in southeast Turkey today, with state media blaming Kurdish separatists. The blast came in the province of Batman, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency, which said the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) was behind the attack. Turkey was already in mourning today for a 15-year-old killed by PKK militants yesterday in the northeastern city of Trabzon. Kurdish-dominated southeast Turkey has been hit by near- daily violence since the conflict between the PKK and the government flared up in 2015, ending a fragile ceasefire. The PKK, which has waged an insurgency inside Turkey since 1984, is classed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the European Union and the United States.
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