Thursday, April 12, 2012

2 Turkish soldiers killed in clashes with PKK rebels in SE Turkey

Shows the location of the Şırnak province in T...
Shows the location of the Şırnak province in Turkey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
ANKARA, April 12 (Xinhua) -- Two soldiers of the Turkish security forces were killed and three others wounded in clashes with members of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) in Sirnak province in southeastern Turkey on Thursday, private Dogan news agency reported.

The clashes erupted Thursday morning in Yesimli village of Sirnak's Uludere town along the Turkish-Iraqi border, said the report.

The wounded were sent to Sirnak State Hospital by a helicopter for medical treatment, said the report, adding that a large-scale operation was launched to capture the PKK militants who fled the scene.

The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union, took up arms in 1984 in a bid to create an ethnic homeland in southeastern Turkey. Since then, more than 40,000 people have been killed in conflicts involving the group.
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