Turkish state media: 10 police officers killed in roadside bomb attack

Kurdish rebels were suspected of detonating a bomb in the eastern province of Igdir as a police vehicle escorting a group of customs officials to a border gate was passing by, the Anadolu Agency reported.

A number of other officers were injured in the attack in the province which borders Armenia, the agency said.

The attack comes amid a sharp escalation of violence between Turkey's security forces and the rebels of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK.

Sixteen soldiers were killed in a similar attack by the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, on Sunday.