Turkish soldier killed in Kurdish militant bomb attack: military

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Posted: Mar 22, 2016 5:54 AM

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - A Turkish soldier was killed in a bomb attack early on Tuesday in a town near the Syrian border, the scene of days of fighting with Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants, the army said.

The military added another six soldiers were wounded in the attack in Nusaybin, which has been under a round-the-clock curfew since violence erupted there on March 14.

Hundreds of security forces personnel, militants and civilians have been killed since a 2-1/2 year PKK ceasefire collapsed in July.

The group, designated a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and European Union, is carrying out a violent struggle for autonomy in the mainly Kurdish southeast.

(Reporting by Seyhmus Cakan; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Ayla Jean Yackley and Andrew Heavens)