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Two Turkish soldiers killed, 10 other wounded in clashes with PKK

ISTANBUL, July 30 (KUNA) -- Two Turkish soldiers were killed and 10 others were injured during violent clashes between the Turkish army and members of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PPK), south-eastern Turkey, Turkish military sources announced Monday.
Turkish Ihlas News Agency reported that the Commander-in-Chief of the Turkish Army said in a statement that the clashes broke out in the town of Semdinli in Hakkari Province, south-east of the country, noting that the wounded were immediately admitted to the military hospital in the province.
The agency added that a large number of Turkish special forces arrived to the area in order to track down the members of the outlawed PKK in Turkey.
Furthermore, the clashes came at a time of growing tensions between the Turkish armed forces and PKK members who have stepped up their attacks against the army in the recent months. (end) ta.ba KUNA 301516 Jul 12NNNN