One soldier dead in PKK clashes on Turkey-Iraq border

A private died and three others were on Thursday wounded in a clash with PKK militants in rural area in Turkey.

One soldier dead in PKK clashes on Turkey-Iraq border

A private died and three others were on Thursday wounded in a clash with PKK militants in rural area of Andac village in Uludere town of southeastern province of Sirnak, Anadolu news agency said.

The clashes come after at least four members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) were killed on Wednesday in clashes with the Turkish military in the mountainous province of Tunceli, security sources told Reuters news agency.

Hundreds of Turkish soldiers are participating in the operation against PKK militants in the region of eastern Turkey, making it one of the largest in recent months.

The operation comes less than a week after the Turkish bombing of some 50 PKK targets in northern Iraq, from where the militant group launches attacks inside Turkey.

Andac village is near the Turkey-Iraq border.

Earlier this month five PKK militants and two Turkish soldiers were killed following a PKK attack on a military command post near the border with Iran and Iraq.


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Last Mod: 27 Mayıs 2010, 10:27
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