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Turkish jets attack PKK in northern Iraq after attacks

  • Police search an area after a bomb attack in Mardin, Turkey, Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016. A wave of Kurdish rebel attacks targeting police and soldiers in Turkey's mainly-Kurdish southeast killed at least 12 people on Wednesday, as Turkey was still dealing with the aftermath of a military coup attempt. (Mehmet Ali Dinler/ DHA via AP)

    Police search an area after a bomb attack in Mardin, Turkey, Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016. A wave of Kurdish rebel attacks targeting police and soldiers in Turkey's mainly-Kurdish southeast killed at least 12 people on Wednesday, as Turkey was still dealing with the aftermath of a military coup attempt. (Mehmet Ali Dinler/ DHA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police search an area after a bomb attack in Mardin, Turkey, Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016. A wave of Kurdish rebel attacks targeting police and soldiers in Turkey's mainly-Kurdish southeast killed at least 12 people on Wednesday, as Turkey was still dealing with the aftermath of a military coup attempt. (Neriman Celebi/ IHA via AP)

    Police search an area after a bomb attack in Mardin, Turkey, Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016. A wave of Kurdish rebel attacks targeting police and soldiers in Turkey's mainly-Kurdish southeast killed at least 12 people on Wednesday, as Turkey was still dealing with the aftermath of a military coup attempt. (Neriman Celebi/ IHA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • People hold a banner reads ''Hero, Warriors'' depicting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, top, with other politicians and officials during an anti coup rally at Taksim square in Istanbul, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. The failed July 15th coup left more than 270 people dead and about 18,000 people have been detained or arrested. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    People hold a banner reads ''Hero, Warriors'' depicting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, top, with other politicians and officials during an anti coup rally at Taksim square in Istanbul, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. The failed July 15th coup left more than 270 people dead and about 18,000 people have been detained or arrested. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkish jets have raided suspected Kurdish rebel targets across the border in northern Iraq, following a wave of attacks that killed at least 12 people.

The Anadolu Agency said Thursday the Turkish warplanes attacked rebels of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, in the Sinath-Haftanin region of northern Iraq, citing unnamed security sources.

The agency said the raid was carried out Wednesday hours after Turkish military vehicles were attacked near the border with Iraq, killing four soldiers. Eight other people were also killed in southeast Turkey in simultaneous bomb attacks targeting police vehicles.

Clashes between the PKK and Turkey's security forces resumed last year after a fragile peace process collapsed. Since then Turkish jets have frequently raided PKK targets in cross-border operations.