PKK terrorist attack kills three, wounds six soldiers in Turkey's southeastern Bingöl

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Three soldiers were killed, six others wounded following a PKK attack in Turkey's southeastern Karlıova district in Bingöl province. The attack occured as the PKK terrorists detonated a bomb via a remote control when a military armored vehicle was passing the road on which the bomb was placed.

The wounded soldiers have been transported to the nearby hospitals and a wide-range military operations has been launched in the area, a statement released by the Turkish Armed Forces said.

Meanwhile, an attack by PKK terrorists left two Turkish gendarmes injured in eastern Turkey early on Saturday.

An explosives-laden van was detonated outside a gendarme station near the village of Kaynarca, just to the south of Lake Van, at around 5 a.m. (0200GMT) causing slight injuries to the gendarmes, the office of Bitlis provincial governor said in a statement.

In another attack, a gendarmerie station in nearby Cevizyatağı was targeted with rockets and small arms fire. A third incident occurred when a rocket was fired at an armored police vehicle in the Tatvan district. There were no reported casualties from either incident.

To the north, in Erzurum province, a police station in Pasinler district was also attacked with rockets and small arms. Again, there were no reported casualties.

The incidents follow a deadly attack on Friday night in southeastern Hakkari province that left three soldiers dead and six wounded, according to the Turkish military.

Around 40 security forces personnel have been killed since the PKK - designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the EU and U.S. - renewed its armed campaign following the July 20 Suruç bombing.

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