Landmine explosion wounds seven soldiers in southeast Turkey

December 22, 2014 1:39 PM

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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Seven Turkish soldiers including a battalion commander were wounded on Monday when their armoured vehicle drove over a land mine in mainly Kurdish southeast Turkey, the military said.

It did not say who planted the mine, or when, but Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants have carried out such attacks on military vehicles in the past. The wounded were hospitalized and the gravity of their injuries was not immediately known.

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