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The Turkish military has announced the death of two of its soldiers in an attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the country’s troubled southeastern region.

A statement by the military said the soldiers were killed during ongoing security operations in the mountainous Semdinli district of Hakkari province near the Iraqi border on Monday, adding that another soldier was also wounded.

The attack came a day after the Turkish General Staff announced that a soldier had been killed and two others injured when a hand grenade was detonated by accident in northern Iraq.

The wounded soldiers were reported to have been taken to hospital but they are not in critical condition.

PKK militants regularly clash with Turkish forces in the Kurdish-dominated southeast of Turkey attached to northern Iraq.