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A senior member of outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has been killed during an operation in the southeastern province of Mardin, daily Hürriyet reported today.
 
The militant was reportedly killed in clashes that erupted when anti-terror police launched a raid on a house in the Nusaybin district of Mardin, after gaining information that PKK militants were staying there.
 
Hand-grenades and long barreled weapons were used during clashes that lasted almost 30 minutes.
 
A group of protesters gathered around the house during the raid and clashed with police before security teams dispersed them by using gas bombs.
 
Mardin Mayor Turhan Ayvaz has confirmed that a senior militant was killed.

The PKK is recognized as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States.

January/13/2013

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