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Four Turkish soldiers wounded in landmine blast

Explosion in Hakkari province prompts airlift operation

Editor / Internet Anadolu Agency

Four soldiers were injured in a landmine blast in southeastern Turkey on Friday, a security source has said.

The four were slightly wounded when a landmine planted by terrorists in the Semdinli district of Hakkari province went off.

The injured were airlifted to Hakkari State Hospital, the source added.

Meanwhile, five female PKK terrorists were killed in an ongoing military operation in the eastern province of Tunceli, according to a statement issued by Turkish military on Friday.

More than 1,200 people, including security force personnel and civilians, have lost their lives since the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July 2015.

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