Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Kurdish Militants Have Killed 8 Turkish Soldiers; Deadliest Kurdish Attack on Turkey in Past Month

Eight Turkish soldiers were killed today (August 19, 2015) in the deadliest attack by Kurdish militants since the government began an anti-terror offensive last month, the AFP (Agence France-Presse) website reports.

An honor guard on duty outside the fabled Dolmbahce Palace in Istanbul was also attacked by suspected Marxist militants, with the country on edge after a wave of attacks in the last month.

The eight soldiers were killed by a remote-controlled explosive device laid by militants on a road in the Silvan district of the province of Sirit, the army said.

The army blamed the "Separatist Terror Organization," its customary phrase for the PKK (or Kurds), which it never refers to by name.

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