6 soldiers wounded in Turkey's mine blast

15:44, July 26, 2010      

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Six soldiers of the Turkish security forces were wounded in a land-mine blast in southeastern Turkey on Monday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.

The road-side mine which was planted by members of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) detonated while a military vehicle passed by in Lice town of Diyarbakir province, said the report.

The wounded soldiers were rushed to a military hospital for medical treatment, said the report.

Earlier on Saturday, another mine exploded in Agri province bordering Iran, injuring four Turkish soldiers.

The PKK, labeled as a terrorist group by the Turkish government, the United States and the European Union, took up arms in 1984 to create an ethnic homeland in southeastern Turkey. Some 40,000 people have been killed in the conflicts since then.

Source: Xinhua

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