Three Turkish soldiers killed in explosion in northern Iraq

Three Turkish soldiers have been killed and two were wounded by explosives planted by fighters in northern Iraq, Turkey’s defence ministry said.

The ministry said on Monday the incident took place the day before in a region where Turkey was carrying out a cross-border operation.

A statement said three Turkish soldiers were “martyred” and two others wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated. It added that the injured soldiers are currently receiving treatment at a hospital, but did not elaborate on their conditions.

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Source: Al Jazeera