ISTANBUL, Sept 18 (KUNA) -- A Turkish soldier was killed in clashes with
Kurdish militants in southeastern Turkey, the army said on Sunday.
Clashes broke out between military forces and armed men from the outlawed
Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in a town at Bingol province, killing one
soldier and injurying two others, said the army in a statement via its website.
It added that reinforcements were dispatched to the area -- backed by
Hostilities between the PKK militants and the Turkish regular forces have
been escalating over the past weeks. Thirteen Turkish soldiers and seven
militants were killed in clashes last month. (end)
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