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Two Turkish soldiers killed, 24 wounded in suicide attack

By Zabihullah Moosakhail - Sun Aug 02 2015, 2:52 pm

TurkeyTwo Turkish soldiers have been killed and 24 others wounded in a suicide attack in eastern part of Turkey.

Officials say a suicide bomber driving a tractor laden with explosives targeted a military police station near the town Dogubayezit in Agri province earlier on Sunday morning.

The blast left two soldiers killed and 24 others wounded but the death toll may rise as the health condition of some of the victims was announced to be critical at the hospital.

Anadolu, the Turkish state news agency reported that two tons of explosive materials were used in the attack and that it was carried out by a suicide bomber.

Sunday’s attack carried out near the Iranian border has been blamed on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) but the group had not commented on the commented on the report by the time it was filed.

Turkish airstrikes began on 24 July, after Turkey allowed US-led coalition forces to use its bases against ISIS in the neighboring Syria.

PKK has been fighting for autonomous homeland for Kurds but Turkey considers it as a terrorist organization.

The group began its armed uprising in 1984 and over 40,000 people have been killed due to the fighting since then.

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