2 soldiers killed in two separate PKK terror attacks in southeast Turkey

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Two Turkish soldiers were killed in two separate PKK terrorist attacks in southeastern provinces of Şırnak and Diyarbakır Friday, Turkish military said.

Turkish General Staff said in a statement the soldiers succumbed to their deaths at a hospital after getting injured in PKK terrorist attacks during security operations carried out in Şırnak's Cizre district and Diyarbakır's Sur district.

"Our two hero comrades were critically injured as a result of an armed attack by [PKK] terrorists and have been killed despite all interventions at the hospital," the statement added.

Earlier, the military said in a separate statement noted that ongoing operations have killed 95 terrorists in Şırnak's Silopi district, 221 in Cizre district of the same province, and 68 others in southeastern Diyarbakır province's Sur district since Dec. 15.

Last month, the Turkish president said more than 3,100 PKK terrorists had been killed in Turkey and northern Iraq. Around 300 soldiers, police and civilians have lost their lives since the conflict reignited in late July, according to officials.

The PKK -- considered a terrorist organization also by the U.S. and EU -- resumed its three-decade armed campaign against the Turkish state in late July.

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