ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish news reports say that several soldiers have been killed in a Kurdish rebel attack, and the prime minister is returning to the capital for a security meeting.
The state-run Anadolu Agency said rebels of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, detonated bombs as two armored military vehicles were passing by near the village of Daglica, in Hakkari province, bordering Iraq and Iran. It said there were casualties in the attack but gave no further details.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu cut short a visit to the city of Konya to convene a security meeting.
The renewed fighting between the PKK and the security forces has killed about 200 people since July, including around 70 soldiers and police officers. The fighting has derailed a 2 1/2-year-old peace process with the Kurds.