October 16, 2017 / 3:31 PM / 2 years ago

Two Turkish soldiers killed in northern Iraq: military statement

ANKARA (Reuters) - Two Turkish soldiers were killed on Monday in northern Iraq by an improvised explosive device, the Turkish Armed Forces said in a statement.

The military also said that eight militants were killed in air raids, which followed a clash between the armed forces and militants.

Turkish media previously reported that two soldiers were killed in Turkey’s southeastern province of Hakkari, near the Iraqi border.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by David Dolan

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