Due to the explosion in Southeast Turkey has suffered 17 soldiers

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In the southeastern Turkish province Hakkari an improvised explosive device. As a result, injured 17 soldiers. On Monday, July 17, according to Hürriyet Daily News, citing a statement of the General staff of the armed forces of the country. In the bombing, the authorities suspected militants of the outlawed Turkey Kurdistan workers ‘ party (PKK).

The explosion occurred when a vehicle carrying soldiers was passing in Yuksekova district on the border with Iraq and Iran. All the victims were taken to the hospital.

As notes the edition, earlier it was reported that four people are in critical condition, but later denied this information.

June 20 fighters of the PKK attacked a military convoy in Hakkari province. Troops were sent from the area of Cukurca in van province. As a result of rocket shelling, one soldier was killed and six were injured.

The victims were taken to hospital in van province, the newspaper notes.

Ankara considers the PKK a terrorist organization. Since 1984, the fighters of the PKK, waging an armed struggle for political rights of Kurds in Turkey and the establishment of Kurdish autonomy in its composition. The truce between the Turkish government and the Kurds was terminated in July of 2015. The reason for the resumption of the active phase of the confrontation was a terrorist attack in the town of Suruç, when 32 people were killed, mostly Kurds.