At least six soldiers were killed and two others were wounded when Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists detonated a hidden roadside bomb to target an armored military vehicle in eastern Van province on Tuesday.
The targeted military vehicle was responding to an incident in which the PKK terrorists set a dozen trucks ablaze. The military said in a statement that additional troops were deployed to the area.
It also said the army immediately launched an aerial operation against the militants following the attacks.
Hundreds of terrorists, members of Turkish security services and civilians have been killed since last summer when fragile peace process fell apart following a two-year-and-half peace process.
The PKK is designated as a terrorist group by Ankara, Washington and Brussels. At least 40,000 people have been killed in clashes between Turkish forces and PKK militants since 1984.