ISTANBUL, Nov 27 (KUNA) -- A Turkish soldier and two Kurdish militants were
killed while a soldier was injured during fierce clashes between government
forces and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) elements in southeast of the country,
the general chief of staff command said Tuesday.
Clashes took place in Mardin province and large numbers of special forces
were dispatched to the area to pursue PKK militants, NTV quoted sources in the
command as saying.
They said the injured soldier was rushed to hospital while the government
forces killed two militants.
More than 45,000 people were killed since PKK began armed assaults against
Turkish government targets in 1984 with the aim of establishing a Kurdish
state in southeast Turkey. (end)
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