Turkish troops kill 10 PKK militants in country's southeast

Turkish troops kill 10 PKK militants in country's southeast

ŞIRNAK - Doğan News Agency (DHA)
Turkish troops kill 10 PKK militants in countrys southeast

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Turkish security forces have killed 10 suspected members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in clashes today.

Two soldiers were wounded during the fighting, reports said. 

Intelligence units have learned a group of PKK members were gathering near the Uludere district of Şırnak province, close to the Iraqi border.

Şırnak 23rd Gendarmerie Border Division launched an air-backed operation on the PKK members. Specially trained soldiers dropped from helicopters and engaged the militants. Ten PKK militants were killed and their weapons were captured. 

The operations in the area continued, reports said. 

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


   

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