Two soldiers killed, three wounded in clashes in SE Turkey

Two soldiers killed, three wounded in clashes in SE Turkey

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet
Two soldiers killed, three wounded in clashes in SE Turkey

Handout photo from Turkish Armed Forces. DHA Photo

Two soldiers were killed and three were wounded in clashes between security forces and militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southeastern province of Şırnak’s Uludere district.

Thirty-four civilians were killed in a botched Turkish military air raid in the same area on the night of Dec. 28, 2011.

The 34 victims, most of them teenagers, were killed after they were allegedly mistaken for PKK militants but were actually local villagers involved in the smuggling of small goods from Iraq – a widespread practice in the impoverished region.

Turkey, PKK