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PKK militants attack border facility in southeast Turkey 3 times
File photo shows members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
File photo shows members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:42AM
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Members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have attacked a border facility in Turkey’s southeastern province of Hakkari for the third time in 48 hours.


The armed men targeted the Omurlu second border battalion with heavy weapons on Saturday. A clash broke out after Turkish soldiers returned fire, the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported.

One Turkish soldier has been killed and five others wounded in the PKK attacks.

Earlier in the day, Turkish warplanes bombed areas of northern Iraq, targeting PKK rear bases.

"Four warplanes bombed the villages of Silliyeh and Sargal at 1:30 am (2230 GMT Friday)," PKK spokesman Haval Roz said.

He added that the bombing lasted for around 20 minutes.

"There were no casualties, but the bombings caused damage to the houses of residents of the villages, and also damaged some farms," Roz said, noting that cattle and hens were killed.

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