Two bomb attacks by Kurdish militants have killed six members of Turkey’s armed forces in the country’s southeast.
The Turkish military reported July 10 that four soldiers were killed when a bomb destroyed their vehicle on the road between Semdinli and Aktutun in Hakkari Province, along the border with Iraq.
Another soldier and a member of the state-sponsored village guard militia were killed in a car bomb attack on a military outpost in the Ercis district of Van Province overnight.
Ankara blames the attacks on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group.
A two-year-old cease-fire between the PKK and the Turkish government collapsed last July.
More than 40,000 people have been killed in the conflict since the PKK, designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States, and European Union, began its insurgency in 1984.