Turkish special security forces walk at the site of a bomb attack in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, March 31, 2016. (Photo by AFP)
A car bomb explodes at a military post in Turkey’s restive Kurdish-dominated southeast, killing two soldiers and wounding nearly 50 people, the military says.
An explosives-laden vehicle rammed into a gendarmerie base in the town of Hani in the Diyarbakir province late on Monday.
A military statement said the blast wounded 39 soldiers and eight civilians.
Authorities blamed the attack on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has killed hundreds of members of the security forces in the last few months.
Turkey has been the scene of major bombing attacks since last July, when it launched a military campaign against PKK in its southeastern border areas, as well as in northern Iraq.
Separately, two shells fired from Syria hit the Turkish border town of Kilis on Tuesday with no immediate reports available on casualties.
The source of the attacks has not been identified yet, but the border area in Syria is mostly held by Daesh terrorists.
A PKK splinter group, the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK), claimed responsibility for two car bombings in Ankara on February 17 and March 13.
Over 40,000 people have been killed since the PKK took up arms in 1984.