7 PKK militants, village guard dead in SE Turkey clash

Military sources said the operation against the militants was continuing and the death toll may rise.

7 PKK militants, village guard dead in SE Turkey clash
Seven PKK militants and a state-sponsored village guard were killed in a clash in the southeastern Turkish province of Sirnak, military sources said on Friday.

The clash began around midnight local time (2100 GMT) on Kato mountain after security forces detected a group of about 20-25 PKK militants entering Turkey from northern Iraq, the sources said.

They said the operation against the militants was continuing and the death toll may rise.

The PKK, regarded as a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and European Union, took up arms against the Turkish state in 1984.

Some 40,000 people have been killed in the conflict.

Reuters
Last Mod: 11 Temmuz 2008, 17:31
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