Eight soldiers killed, Istanbul palace attacked as Turkish unrest mounts

A roadside bomb reportedly placed by the PKK killed eight soldiers in Turkey’s southeast on Wednesday, Reuters reports. The bomb went off shortly after Turkish warplanes hit and destroyed PKK shelters along Turkey’s border with Iraq. In Istanbul, gunmen opened fire on police outside the Dolmabahce Palace, a popular tourist destination that is also home to the prime minister’s offices. One officer was slightly wounded in the Istanbul attack.


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