5 sol­diers killed in Kur­dish bomb at­tack

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Five Turk­ish sol­diers were killed yes­ter­day in an at­tack blamed on Kur­dish mil­i­tants in the restive south­east of the coun­try. Eight other sol­diers were wounded af­ter a home­made bomb ex­ploded while a mil­i­tary con­voy was pass­ing in Ulud­ere, close to the Iraqi bor­der. The bomb­ing was blamed on mil­i­tants from the Kur­dis­tan Work­ers’ Party with whom the mil­i­tary has re­newed fight­ing since the col­lapse of a two-year cease­fire in July last year. The Turk­ish army has been badly hit in the purge since the July 15 failed coup dur­ing which a rogue fac­tion tried to oust Pres­i­dent Re­cep Tayyip Er­do­gan from power.

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