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Three Turkish soldiers were injured when a land mine exploded on a road in the southeastern province of Kahramanmaraş today.
 
A landmine exploded as a military vehicle was traveling on a road near the province's Umutlu village. A noncommissioned officer, a specialist sergeant and a private were injured in the blast. 
 
The soldiers were conducting an operation to apprehend suspected members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) who earlier attacked a hydro plant construction site, wounding a worker. 
 
The injured soldiers were taken to Elbistan State hospital as military operations continued in the area. 
 
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

July/12/2012

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