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Aug 27, 8:42 AM EDT

4 soldiers wounded in attack in southeast Turkey


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ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency says four soldiers have been wounded in the country's southeast after an attack by Kurdish militants.

The Anadolu Agency says militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, also known as the PKK, attacked an army outpost Saturday in Hakkari province's Semdinli district. It said two of the soldiers are in critical condition and the Turkish military is seeking to capture the militants.

A precarious 2 -year cease-fire between Turkey and the PKK collapsed last summer. Since then, more than 600 Turkish security personnel and thousands of PKK militants have been killed, according to Anadolu. Rights groups say hundreds of civilians have also been killed in the clashes.

Eleven police officers were killed Friday in a suicide car bomb attack near the southeastern town of Cizre.

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