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Turkish soldier killed in landmine explosion

ISTANBUL, July 22 (KUNA) -- A Turkish soldier was killed in a landmine explosion in southeastern Turkey, said military sources.
The Turkish Army Command announced in a press release that the landmine exploded in the Kupeli region of Sirnak province.
It pointed out that the Turkish Army was continuing operations to hunt down members of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK), adding that the army blocked the crossings usually used by PKK members to return to their bases in northern Iraq after executing attacks in Turkey. (end) ta.ris KUNA 220952 Jul 09NNNN