Three Turkish soldiers were killed in a car bomb attack while carrying out roadside checks on vehicles in northeast Syria on Thursday, Report informs.

Sources said the attack was in the town of Suluk, 10 kilometers southeast of the Syrian city of Tel Abyad, bordering Turkey.

Both towns are in an area that Turkey and allied Turkish-backed opposition forces took control of in a cross-border operation launched last October against the Kurdish YPG militia.

“Three of our brothers-in-arms fell as martyrs in a car bomb attack at a traffic stop,” Turkey’s defense ministry said in a statement, without adding further details.