August 12, 2015 / 1:21 PM / in 3 years

Three killed in PKK grenade attack on security outpost in southeast Turkey

DIYARBAKIR (Reuters) - A Turkish soldier and two fighters from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were killed when militants attacked a military outpost in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, security sources said on Wednesday.

At least four other soldiers and a local security contractor were wounded when militants fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the outpost, sparking a firefight. The incident is the latest in a surge of violence during the recent weeks between Turkish security forces and the PKK.

(This refiled version of the story changes day to Wednesday)

Reporting by Seyhmus Cakan; Writing by Ece Toksabay, editing by Jonny Hogg

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