Explosion kills 6 Turkish soldiers in Southern Kurdistan

Six soldiers of the Turkish army have been killed by the explosion, according to initial reports.

An explosion occurred during the passage of a Turkish military vehicle near the Xakurke region of Medya Defense Zones in Southern Kurdistan, Northern Iraq.

The explosion hit the Turkish vehicle in an area between Lelikan and Kevorte hills. Initial reports say that six soldiers have died as a result.

According to reports, Turkish soldiers opened fire on the local people who were moving to the scene after the explosion. A villager, who is also a peshmerga fighter, was reportedly wounded in the attack.