Eight Turkey troops killed in army operations against PKK

Six Turkish soldiers were killed on Friday in a clash with Kurdish militants in the southeast of the country while two more lost their lives when a military helicopter sent to the scene crashed, the army said.

Istanbul: Six Turkish soldiers were killed on Friday in a clash with Kurdish militants in the southeast of the country while two more lost their lives when a military helicopter sent to the scene crashed, the army said.

The six troops were killed and eight others wounded in fighting with members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers` Party (PKK) near a military base in the Cukurca district of Hakkari province. A Kobra helicopter despatched to the scene then crashed due to a technical problem, resulting in the deaths of the two pilots, the army added.

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