Explosion on a road in south-east Turkey kills 4, wounds 13, Turkish officials say

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkish officials say Kurdish rebels have detonated an improvised explosive device on a road in southeast Turkey, killing four people and wounding 13 others.

The local governor's office said the explosion on Thursday (Sept 12) on a road near the town of Kulp hit a vehicle carrying villagers who were returning home after gathering wood.

The private DHA news agency said the explosion caused the driver to lose control and the vehicle veered into a ditch.

The Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, has waged a more than three-decade old insurgency in Turkey's mostly Kurdish southeast region.

The conflict has killed tens of thousands of people since it started in 1984.

The group is considered a terror organisation by Turkey and its Western allies.