The White House reaffirmed its support for the Turkish government and people late Wednesday after nine people were killed and dozens others wounded in multiple bomb blasts that rocked southeast Turkish cities earlier in the day.

"The United States condemns in the strongest terms today's terrorist attacks in southeastern Turkey," National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said in a statement. "We remain steadfast in our support for Turkey, our NATO Ally and partner, which has suffered from several recent terrorist attacks, as well as a violent coup attempt on July 15. We are in close touch with Turkish authorities and reaffirm our commitment to work together with Turkey to confront the scourge of terrorism."

The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has been blamed for the attacks that targeted law enforcement, according to multiple reports.

Four soldiers were killed and nine wounded earlier in the day when militants launched rockets and long-range weapons at Turkey from across the Iraqi border. PKK is believed also to have been behind those strikes.

Turkey and the PKK struck a ceasefire last year, but the deal has dissolved since then, opening the country up to a significant increase in violence between both parties since then.

The violence comes less than one month after a failed military coup, which left more than 240 people dead and 2,200 wounded.