A Sikorsky helicopter of the Turkish army, reportedly carrying supplies to the Turkey-Iraq border, flies over border town of Silopi, 15 km (9 miles) from the border, in southeastern Turkey, on Dec. 27, 2002. (Associated Press)

A Sikorsky helicopter of the Turkish army, reportedly carrying supplies to the Turkey-Iraq border, flies over border town of Silopi, 15 km (9 miles) from the border, in southeastern Turkey, on Dec. 27, 2002.
(Associated Press)

Turkey (dBTechno) – One person was killed and several more wounded in an explosion in the town of Silopi in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast on Monday, security sources said.

Authorities suspect Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) involvement in the attack, NTV said.

No other information was immediately available. Silopi, in Sirnak province near the border with Iraq, has been riven by clashes between Kurdish militants and security forces since the breakdown last year in a ceasefire between the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the government.

In April, a member of the Turkish parliament from the Kurdish People’s Democratic Party told Sputnik that the town of Silopi was under a blockade with a curfew in place, while the authorities were trying to drive the Kurds from the town of Cizre.