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PKK attacks in Turkey leads to death of 2 soldiers

ISTANBUL, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Two soldiers were killed and four wounded in Turkey's southeastern Sirnak province on Tuesday following attacks carried out by Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) rebels, security sources said.
PKK rebels launched a gun attack on a number of soldiers who were on their way to Sirnak province to defuse a bomb planted by PKK rebels at an earlier time, state-run Anadolu News Agency quoted the sources as saying.
Moreover, in a separate incident, three soldiers were injured in Hakkari province when a roadside bomb targeted a military vehicle as it passed by, the sources noted, adding that the wounded were airlifted to a nearby hospital.
The war between the PKK and Turkish state has flared anew as more than 600 security forces and around 5,000 PKK rebels have been killed in renewed violence. (end) ta.nam