Deadly PKK ambush on army convoy kills 16 Turkish soldiers

September 7, 2015 8:56 AM

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Militants staged a mine attack on two military vehicles in a convoy in the Dağlıca district of Hakkari, a villge bordering Iraq and Iran, security sources told daily Hürriyet. After the explosion, militants opened fire on troops.

The Turkish Armed Forces released a statement early Sept. 7, several hours after the attack, noting that the military unit attacked by militants were removing mines laid on the road by the PKK to re-open it to traffic when others exploded.

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