Bomb blast hits military vehicle, wounds 17 in southeast Turkey: army

Explosives planted by Kurdistan Workers Party militants ripped through a Turkish military vehicle traveling through southeast Turkey on Monday, wounding 17 soldiers.

According to the military, the vehicle was passing through the Yuksekova district of Hakkari province, which borders Iran and Iraq, when the blast occurred, the army said, adding the wounded were immediately taken to hospital.

The PKK took up arms against the Turkish state in 1984 and more than 40,000 people, mostly Kurds, have been killed in the conflict. It is designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

Source: VOV5