Five killed in clash in Turkey`s southeast
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 16:16
Ankara: An official says four Kurdish rebels are killed after they attacked a Turkish military station on the Iraqi border.

Gov Muammer Turker of Hakkari province says one soldier has been killed and six soldiers have been wounded when the rebels raided the border post near the town of Cukurca today.

Turker says Turkish troops chased the rebels after their hour long attack on the military outpost and killed four of them.

The attack comes less than a week after Turkish warplanes bombed three suspected Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, used by the rebels to stage hit and run attacks on Turkish targets.

The rebels have been fighting for autonomy in Turkey's Kurdish-dominated southeast since 1984. Tens of thousands of people have died in that conflict.


First Published: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 16:16

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