On Sunday, a car bomb targeted a Turkish military base in the district of Semdinli (Shemzinan), Hakkari (Colemerg) Province, southeast of Turkey, security said.
Following the explosion, ambulances rushed to the scene to transfer the wounded to the nearby hospitals.
Six soldiers were killed and seven people, including civilians were injured, security sources said.
Kurdistan24 reporter stated that the car bomb targeted the Durak gendarmerie station, located 20 km (12 miles) from the town of Shemzinan.
So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Turkey’s state-run media attributed the attack to Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) guerillas.
Semdinli is a mountainous area located near the border of Iraq and Iran in the Province of Colemerg. It is one of the locations where the PKK fighters are active and waged decades of insurgency against the Turkish government.