Funerals held for soldiers killed in IED blast.

Three Turkish soldiers were killed and two others were wounded by the explosives planted by the banned Kurdistan Workers Party in northern Iraq.

Turkey’s Defense Ministry said that one hand-made explosive planted by the PKK in the region detonated on Sunday. 

The minister said that the injured soldiers are currently receiving treatment at a medical facility. The attack came in a region where Turkey was carrying out a cross-border operation. 

In a separate statement, the ministry said the Turkish air raids killed three PKK members in the Haftanin region, four others in the Metina region of northern Iraq.

Turkey regularly conducts cross-border operations on the bases of the group in northern Iraq.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and the European Union. The banned outfit has been rebelling against the Turkish government for over 30 years, which has claimed the lives of more than 40,000 people.

The story was filed by the News Desk. The Desk can be reached at


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