PKK bombing injures 17 soldiers in southeast Turkey

Baku, July 17, AZERTAC

PKK bomb attack on an army patrol in southeast Turkey has left 17 soldiers injured, the military said Monday, Anadolu Agency reports.

A military vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device as it passed through the town of Esendere in the southeastern province of Hakkari, the Turkish Armed Forces said in a statement.

The injured were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Hakkari province, which borders Iran and Iraq, has been one of the southeastern provinces hardest hit by terrorism since the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU -- resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July 2015.

Since then, more than 1,200 victims, including security force personnel and civilians, have lost their lives.

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