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Two soldiers killed in attack in Turkey

AFP  |  Ankara 

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 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 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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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 22:32 IST