ISTANBUL, April 27 (KUNA) -- Turkish military sources revealed here on
Sunday that two Turkish soldiers were killed and another was seriously injured
in violent clashes with Kurdish rebels eastern Turkey.
The Turkish Chief of Staff announced in a statement today that the clashes
occurred during the Turkish army's chase of a number of PKK elements near the
town of Soverin in the province of Bingol east of the country, pointing out
that operations are continuing.
Elsewhere, Turkish military sources said that the Turkish army killed today
a military official in the PKK organization in the Mount Kopeli in the
governorate of Cirnak southeastern parts of the country, pointing out that the
Kurdish rebel who was killed today was responsible for the deaths of 13
Turkish soldiers last October during violent clashes which took place between
the two sides before the Turkish army incursion in northern Iraq.
The Turkish army carried out a series of air attacks on northern Iraq since
the end of the ground attack into Iraq last February, where the rebels have
had bases there. (end)
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