One Turkish soldier killed in new PKK attack

The attack followed clashes on Saturday which killed 11 soldiers and 12 PKK militants in the region, near the border with Iraq.

One Turkish soldier killed in new PKK attack

One Turkish soldier died and another was injured when militants attacked the team assigned to protect Arindik Gendarmerie Military OutPost in Palu town of eastern province of Elazig overnight, Anadolu news agency said on Sunday.

The attack followed clashes on Saturday which killed 11 soldiers and 12 PKK militants in the region, near the border with Iraq.

The militants attacked the team early in the morning with hand grenades and machine guns.

The ensuing clash lasted for half an hour.

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan was due to attend a ceremony in the southeastern city of Van on Sunday for the soldiers killed in Saturday's attacks.

An operation was launched to capture the militants who fled after the incident.

More than 40,000 people have been killed in the conflict since the PKK launched its attacks in 1984.


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Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Haziran 2010, 13:36

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