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PKK attack on military vehicle in Turkey: 2 killed, 8 hurt

AP , Monday 26 Sep 2016
Turkey unrest
File Photo: Kurdish militant PKK claims responsibility for car bomb in Istanbul (Photo: Reuters)
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Turkey's state-run news agency says Kurdish rebels have detonated a roadside bomb in southeast Turkey, killing two security force members and wounding eight others.

Anadolu Agency says Monday's blast targeted soldiers and village guards traveling on a highway in Mardin province, near the Syrian border.

Fighting between the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK and Turkey's security forces resumed last year after a fragile peace process collapsed. Since then, more than 600 Turkish security personnel and thousands of PKK militants have been killed, according to Anadolu. Human rights groups say hundreds of civilians have also died in the violence.

Tens of thousands of people have died overall since the PKK —considered a terror organization by Turkey and its allies — took up arms in 1984.

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