Turkish soldier killed in explosion in Kurdistan Region – report
A Turkish soldier was killed and another was wounded in an explosion in the Kurdistan Region, Turkish media reported on Tuesday.

The soldiers were targeted by an improvised explosive device (IED) during the Operation Claw-Thunderbolt in Iraqi Kurdistan, Daily Sabah cited the defense ministry as saying.

The wounded soldier was transferred to a nearby hospital for treatment, the ministry added.

Turkey has taken its decades-old conflict with the PKK deep into the Kurdistan Region, establishing military bases and deploying armed military drones against the fighters in their mountain strongholds.

Most of the operations have focused on territory up to 30 km from the border.

Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes against suspected positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Bolei mountain in Bradost region, northeast of Erbil.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

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