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Turkish military says soldier killed in new PKK attack in southeast of the country

  • Turkish police officers work at the site of an explosion at a police station, seen right, in Istanbul's Sultanbeyli neighborhood, early Monday, Aug. 10, 2015. The bomb attack injured three policemen and seven civilians and caused a fire that collapsed part of the three-story building. Police said the assailants exploded a car bomb near the station. Unknown assailants later fired on police inspecting the scene of the explosion, sparking another gunfight with police that killed a member of the police inspection team and two assailants. (AP Photo/Akin Celiktas)

    Turkish police officers work at the site of an explosion at a police station, seen right, in Istanbul's Sultanbeyli neighborhood, early Monday, Aug. 10, 2015. The bomb attack injured three policemen and seven civilians and caused a fire that collapsed part of the three-story building. Police said the assailants exploded a car bomb near the station. Unknown assailants later fired on police inspecting the scene of the explosion, sparking another gunfight with police that killed a member of the police inspection team and two assailants. (AP Photo/Akin Celiktas)  (The Associated Press)

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 3rd right and his predecessor Abdullah Gul, 3rd left, accompanied by other officials pray at Istanbul Police Headquarters during a memorial ceremony for police officer Beyazit Ceken, head of the Bomb Disposal Branch who was killed in a firefight earlier today, in Istanbul, Monday Aug. 10, 2015. An overnight bomb attack at a police station in Istanbul injured three policemen and seven civilians. Unknown assailants later fired on police inspecting the scene of the explosion, sparking another gunfight with police that killed Ceken and two assailants. There was no immediate responsibility claim for that attack. (AP Photo/Depo Photos) TURKEY OUT

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 3rd right and his predecessor Abdullah Gul, 3rd left, accompanied by other officials pray at Istanbul Police Headquarters during a memorial ceremony for police officer Beyazit Ceken, head of the Bomb Disposal Branch who was killed in a firefight earlier today, in Istanbul, Monday Aug. 10, 2015. An overnight bomb attack at a police station in Istanbul injured three policemen and seven civilians. Unknown assailants later fired on police inspecting the scene of the explosion, sparking another gunfight with police that killed Ceken and two assailants. There was no immediate responsibility claim for that attack. (AP Photo/Depo Photos) TURKEY OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Masked Turkish police officers secure a road leading to the U.S. Consulate building in Istanbul, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015. Two assailants opened fire at the building on Monday, touching off a gunfight with police before fleeing the scene, Turkish media reports said. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Masked Turkish police officers secure a road leading to the U.S. Consulate building in Istanbul, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015. Two assailants opened fire at the building on Monday, touching off a gunfight with police before fleeing the scene, Turkish media reports said. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)  (The Associated Press)

Turkish military say Kurdish rebels attacked an infantry brigade command in southeast Turkey, killing a soldier.

A military statement said rebels of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, opened fire at the Akdizin base in Sirnak province early Tuesday. The soldier died of his wounds in hospital.

The attack follows a day of violence in Turkey, which left nine people dead. Among them were a soldier and four police officers who were killed in two separate attacks in Sirnak, which borders Iraq.

Turkey has seen a sharp spike in clashes between security forces and Kurdish rebels in recent weeks. At least 48 people have died during the renewed violence.

Turkish warplanes have raided PKK targets in Iraq in tandem with airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.