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Solider martyred, 4 PKK terrorists killed in SE Turkey

SOLIDER MARTYRED, 4 PKK TERRORISTS KILLED IN SE TURKEY

A Turkish soldier was martyred Sunday in a rocket attack by PKK terrorists in the southeastern Hakkari province, officials said.

A statement by the provincial governor's office said that PKK terrorists in Iraq launched a rocket attack on Turkish soldiers in Hakkari's Cukurca district, which lies along the Turkish-Iraqi border.

A soldier critically wounded in the attack was taken to Hakkari State Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds, the statement added.

In a later statement, the office said that 4 PKK terrorists were killed in a drone strike in Kirikdag region of the province.

More than 1,200 people, including security personnel and civilians, have lost their lives since the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU -- resumed its decades-long armed campaign in July 2015.


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