Kurdish militants have detonated roadside bombs in two separate attacks in Turkish Kurdistan (southeastern Turkey), wounding 12 soldiers, according to Turkey’s state-run news agency.

Eight Turkish soldiers were hurt when an improvised explosive device planted by the rebels of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, went off on a road in the province of Van as their military vehicle was passing by. Two of the soldiers are in serious condition, the Anadolu Agency said.

A similar attack on a military vehicle on a road in Hakkari wounded four other soldiers, the agency reported.

 Since July 2015, Turkey initiated a controversial military campaign against the PKK in the country’s southeastern Kurdish region after Ankara ended a two-year ceasefire agreement. Since the beginning of the campaign, Ankara has imposed several round-the-clock curfews, preventing civilians from fleeing regions where the military operations are being conducted.
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