Seven soldiers were killed on site and 11 wounded on Wednesday when their convoy was hit by a series of blasts in the southeastern Hakkari province, officials said, in the latest attack by PKK terrorists on the military.
Three of the injured soldiers were unable to be saved and a village guard was also killed in the attack, bringing the death toll to 11.
A statement from the provincial governor's office blamed the PKK for the attack in Hakkari's Çukurca district near the Iraqi border, an area where PKK terrorists are active.
Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz denounced the attackers. "They are living in dreams. There is nothing they can get from Turkey through terrorism. We will beat them through law and democracy. Everyone will see how we'll do that, God willing."
The latest deaths come only days after three soldiers were killed in an ambush by PKK terrorists as they returned from a patrol in the southeastern province of Şırnak.
In July, PKK terrorists also killed 13 troops, the highest death toll for Turkish troops in an attack since the PKK ended a ceasefire in February.
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