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HAKKARİ - Doğan News Agency

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A policeman was wounded yesterday in a blast that occurred near the Government Office in Hakkari's Şemdinli district, Doğan news agency has reported.

The blast happened around 6 p.m. and an investigation is underway to identify those responsible for the attack as well as the type of explosives used.

Another attack also took place in Şemdinli last night around 8 p.m. when mines were remotely detonated by suspected members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) as an army convoy passed them. A fight followed, but no casualties were reported.

Police checkpoint attacked

Meanwhile, a police checkpoint in the southeastern province of Hakkari came under attack by PKK militants late yesterday.

The attack targeted a checkpoint 7 kilometers away from central Hakkari happened at around 7:30 p.m.

PKK militants opened fire with assault rifles from three separate locations, sparking a clash with security forces. No injuries were reported and special police forces were dispatched to the location to apprehend the assailants.

PKK blocks highway, checks IDs

Multiple PKK activities in Şemdinli took place in several different locations yesterday with militants stopping vehicles in the afternoon to conduct ID checks on roads connecting the villages of Bağlar and Rüzgarlı.

Militans voiced propaganda during the roadblock, but left the area before security forces arrived.

August/17/2012

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