The attack was reportedly launched from a tractor carrying two tons of explosives in the outpost near the border with Iran.
At least two security troops were killed and 24 injured in a bomb attack carried out by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) overnight, in the eastern Turkish province of Agri, local officials announced Sunday.
The attack, was reportedly launched from a tractor carrying two tons of explosives in the outpost near the border with Iran. The bomb also killed the tractor’s driver.
Latest PKK attack in Agri was a 2 ton suicide truck bomb. Am I right in thinking this is a new tactic for PKK in Turkey?— Alex Christie-Miller (@AChristieMiller) August 2, 2015
In a separate incident, another soldier was killed when a military vehicle exploded a mine in the southeastern Mardin province.
The regional governor did not say how the PKK had been identified as the group behind the blast. The PKK has not commented.
More than 260 PKK fighters have been killed so far, a week after Ankara launched an offensive against the militant group's targets inside Turkey and in northern Iraq. In what prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu has called a "synchronized fight against terror", Ankara has granted access of its bases to the U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State, however so far the majority of Turkey's air bombardment has been on PKK targets.
The figures were reported by Turkey's state's official news agency, Anadolu Agency, without citing sources for the numbers. The agency said that among the wounded was Nurettin Demirtas, a member of the PKK and the brother of Nurettin Demirtas, the head of the Turkish pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP).
However, when asked about his brother's condition, the HDP leader said that his brother was not in Kandil, where the PKK targets are being bombed, and that his brother was not involved in military operations but doing humanitarian work against the Islamic group atrocities.
The Turkish campaign against the PKK as well as the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria came after a terror attack in the town of Suruc in the south of Turkey that killed at least 33 Kurdish socialist activists.