MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A bomb blast hit a Turkish military convoy early Friday in the southeastern Diyarbakir province, wounding eight troops, the local governorate said.
The convoy of armored vehicles was travelling on a highway near the Kurdish-populated city of Silvan when an improvised explosive was detonated, according to the Dogan news agency.
The incident comes two days after a roadside bomb explosion in the neighboring Mardin province injured 12 people.
Tensions between Ankara and the Kurds escalated in July 2015 when a ceasefire between Turkey and the PKK collapsed, prompting a government military operation. Several round-the-clock curfews were imposed in Kurdish-populated towns, trapping civilians.