8 killed, 16 wounded in clashes in southeastern Turkey
Eight soldiers were killed and 16 more were wounded yesterday during clashes between security forces and members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the southeastern province of Hakkari, daily Hürriyet reported.
Militants attacked military border posts with heavy weapons last night around 5 a.m. The first round of fire killed eight soldiers and wounded 16 more. Clashes continued as security forces were sent to the area.
Chief of General Staff Necdet Özel arrived in Dağlıca following the clashes.
Twelve soldiers were killed, 16 were wounded and eight were kidnapped in the same location near Dağlıca district in a similar attack in 2007.