A Turkish sergeant killed in mine blast in northeast province of Kars, Turkey, security sources said Saturday, Anadolu Agency reported.
"A group of members of the terrorist organization" sat vehicles on fire at Kagizman-Igdir-Erzurum highway in Karakurt-Denizgolu district, security sources said, referring to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK.
A mine went off as soldiers combed the area which resulted in the death of the sergeant.
Turkey's military and police have been hit by a number of attacks over the past week, which resulted in the deaths of around 20 police officers and soldiers. The violence was touched off by a Daesh-linked suicide bombing in eastern Sanliurfa province that killed 32 people on July 20.
Security forces have detained more than 1,300 suspected supporters of groups such as Daesh and PKK -- recognized as terrorist groups by Turkey, the EU and the U.S. -- as well as launching airstrikes in Daesh in Syria and the PKK in Turkey and northern Iraq in a recent wave of anti-terror operations.