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Roadside Bomb Kills Eight Soldiers in Turkey


Turkish officials say a roadside bomb has killed at least eight soldiers in eastern Turkey.

Three soldiers were wounded in Monday's attack.

Officials say the landmine went off as a military vehicle was traveling on a remote road in eastern Erzincan province.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Militants form the separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) often attack security forces with remote-controlled explosives.

The PKK has been fighting for Kurdish autonomy in southeastern Turkey since 1984. The violence has killed more than 30,000 people.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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