Near the region of the Turkey-Iraq borders, four Turkish troops were killed and two others wounded following an attack on their military convoy, Agence France Presse reported.
Four Turkish troops were killed and two others were wounded Wednesday as Kurdish rebels using explosives attacked a military convoy in the country's southeast, military sources said.
The convoy was hit by four simultaneous blasts in Semdinli town of Hakkari province as members from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) ambushed their vehicles on the move, the sources said.
Subsequent clashes were still ongoing in Semdinli, a frequent scene to similar conflicts between Turkish security forces and Kurdish rebels, near Turkey's southeastern border with Iraq.
The incident comes on the heels of a car bomb attack Monday that killed nine people, four of them children, and wounded dozens in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, causing nationwide fury and panic, according to the AFP.
Turkish officials blamed the PKK for Monday's attack, but the rebels who have been fighting for autonomy in Turkey's southeast since 1984 did not take responsibility for the assault that resulted in several civilian casualties.
The conflict with the PKK, considered a terrorist organization by Turkey and much of the international community, has claimed some 45,000 lives over nearly three decades.