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    PKK Attack in Eastern Turkey Results in Death of Turkish Soldier

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    Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) militants have killed one Turkish troop and injured six more in an attack on a military convoy in eastern Turkey, local media reported Tuesday citing a source in the Turkish General Staff.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — At least one Turkish soldier has been killed and six wounded in an attack on a military convoy in eastern Turkey carried out by the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) militants.

    The militants used rocket launchers to attack the convoy en route from Hakkari to Van province late on Monday, the Anadolu news agency reported.

    The PKK is designated as a terrorist group in Turkey. Tensions between Ankara and the PKK escalated in July 2015 when a ceasefire collapsed due to a series of terror attacks allegedly committed by PKK members.

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