One Turkish soldier and 13 militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were killed in two separate
clashes in Turkey’s southeast today.
The troops killed nine militants in Bingöl province, state-run TRT television reported.
Four other militants were killed in a hot pursuit following a PKK attack on a military outpost on the Iraqi border, said Gov. Muammer Türker of Hakkari province. Twenty-year-old Sgt. Metin Çetin was killed and six other soldiers were wounded in that PKK attack near the town of Çukurca.
The violence comes less than a week after Turkish warplanes bombed three suspected PKK targets in northern Iraq, used by the militants to stage hit and run attacks on Turkish