Turkey says airstrike kill at least 8 terrorists in Hakkari province

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Turkish General Staff said Friday that an airstrike has killed at least eight terrorists in southeastern Turkish province of Hakkari.

In an official statement, it said the army detected these terrorists in Daglica district of Hakkari and dispatched warplanes to wipe out the targets.

Two village guards were killed Thursday in Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) militants attack in Semdinli district of Hakkari province, sources told Anadolu Agency.

Also on Thursday, three suicide vests with plastic explosives were seized at road side in the Tarsus district of the southern province of Mersin.

The country has recently seen a string of suicide bomb attacks on police targets. Six people were killed, including three police officers, and around 30 others were wounded in a car bomb attack against the police headquarters in Midyat district of Mardin on Wednesday. A day later, another car bomb strike killed 11 people in central Istanbul.

The PKK and the Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK), a splinter group of the PKK claimed responsibility for the two attacks. Endit

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