PKK militants attacked a gendarmerie station in the Dogubeyazit district with a tractor laden with two-ton bomb at around 3 a.m.
The injured soldiers were taken to a local hospital while the PKK militants staged an ambush to prevent reinforcements and medical teams from reaching the station. Eight soldiers, who were critically wounded, were also transferred to Erzurum with military helicopters, Dogan News agency reported.
Meanwhile, one soldier was killed and eight were injured in a separate PKK attack on Aug. 2 in the Midyat district of the southeastern province of Mardin when a mine exploded as a military vehicle was passing by.
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