Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 18
By Orkhan Guluzade – Trend:
Four servicemen were killed and seven were injured in an improvised explosive blast in Turkey’s southeastern province of Bitlis, the Hurriyet newspaper reported Aug. 18.
The improvised explosive device was detonated when an armored vehicle with servicemen inside was passing by.
No other details of the incident are reported.
Earlier, three police officers were killed and 140 people were injured as a result of a car bomb attack on a police station in Turkey’s Elazig.
The national defense minister of Turkey has said the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist group stands behind the attack.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for over 25 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives.
The UN and the European Union list the PKK as a terrorist organization.
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