Turkey: 8 soldiers dead in clash with PKK, helicopter crash
Security and forensic officers work at the explosion site after a car bomb struck a bus in Diyarbakir, Turkey, Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Turkey's state-run news agency says a car bomb attack targeting a bus carrying police officers in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir has killed at least three people. Anadolu Agency says at least 22 other people were wounded in the attack in Diyarbakir's Baglar neighborhood. The agency says the attack was carried out by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK.(AP Photo/Mahmut Bozarslan)

ANKARA, Turkey: Turkey’s military says eight military personnel have died in clashes with Kurdish rebels and in a subsequent helicopter crash.

A statement from the military says clashes broke out with rebels of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, in Hakkari province on Friday, killing six soldiers.

A military helicopter sent to the area later crashed due to a technical fault, the military said, killing its two pilots.

This story has been corrected to give the total death toll as eight, not 10.

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