HAKKARI, Turkey 

Two soldiers and a village guard were injured Saturday in a PKK terror attack in southeastern Turkey, according to a security source.

An explosive device planted on a road by PKK terrorists in Hakkari’s Semdinli district detonated while a military vehicle was passing through the Bozyamac area, said the security source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The injured were taken to Semdinli State Hospital, the source added.

An operation was launched in the area to arrest the terrorists responsible.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and the EU. In its terror campaign against Turkey, which has lasted for more than three decades, over 40,000 people have been killed, including women, children, and infants.

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