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Suicide attack by Kurdish rebels kills 2 soldiers, wounds 24 others in eastern Turkey

A relative cries over the Turkish flag-draped coffin of Turkish soldier Kagan Kandemir, during his funeral in the town of Civril, Turkey, Friday, July 31, 2015. Kandemir, was one of the three Turkish troops that were killed on July 30 when Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK militants opened fire on their convoy in the southeastern province of Sirnak, according to the army. (AP Photo/Depo Photos)  TURKEY OUT

A relative cries over the Turkish flag-draped coffin of Turkish soldier Kagan Kandemir, during his funeral in the town of Civril, Turkey, Friday, July 31, 2015. Kandemir, was one of the three Turkish troops that were killed on July 30 when Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK militants opened fire on their convoy in the southeastern province of Sirnak, according to the army. (AP Photo/Depo Photos) TURKEY OUT  (The Associated Press)

Officials says two soldiers have been killed and 24 others wounded in a suicide attack by Kurdish rebels in eastern Turkey.

The governor's office for Agri province says Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, militants attacked a military police station with an agricultural vehicle laden with explosives early Sunday.

The attack comes amid an escalation of violence between the government and the Kurdish rebels, with Turkey conducting almost daily airstrikes at PKK bases in northern Iraq, and the rebels attacking security forces.

Some 24 people have been killed in the renewed violence, most of them soldiers.