Two soldiers killed in southeastern Turkey

Two soldiers were killed in a clash between Turkish security forces and militants of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) in the southeastern province of Sirnak, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported on Tuesday.

Two soldiers killed in southeastern Turkey
Two soldiers were killed in a clash between Turkish security forces and militants of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) in the southeastern province of Sirnak, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported on Tuesday.

According to a statement released by the local governor's office on Tuesday, the clash erupted in Sirnak's Bestler Dereler hamlet on Monday after PKK failed to follow the surrender call.

Two soldiers, Ahmet Tundu and Murat Tuzsuz, lost their lives in the clash, the report said, adding that the operations are underway in the region.

The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union, has increased its attacks on Turkish troops in southeast Turkey in recent months that have led to Turkey's mounting request for a cross-border operation on PKK into northern Iraq.

People's Daily

Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Temmuz 2007, 13:21
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