Kurdish rebels launched a suicide attack Sunday at a military police post in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding 24 others.
The local governor's office said the attack in Agri province, near the Iranian border, involved an agricultural vehicle packed with two tons of explosives.
In a separate attack, one Turkish soldier was killed and four others wounded in the southeastern Mardin province when their military vehicle struck a land mine believed to have been laid by the rebels
The casualties were the latest in an increased spate of violence between the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and Turkey, which began a series of airstrikes just over a week ago targeting the Kurdish rebels inside Turkey and in northern Iraq. READ MORE OF THIS STORY