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2 soldiers killed, 2 injured in clash with PKK in Şırnak

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Two Turkish soldiers were killed while two others were injured in clash with militants from the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southeastern province of Şırnak on Friday.

The clash took place when PKK terrorists opened fire on soldiers who were conducting a military operation in Andaç neighborhood of Uludere district on Friday morning.

Additional troops have been dispatched to the area while a large scale investigation has been launched to capture the PKK terrorists.

Turkish authorities had conducted direct talks with jailed PKK chief Abdullah Öcalan for several years until a truce in effect collapsed in the summer of 2015.

Since then, there have been heavy clashes between the PKK and Turkish security forces.

More than 40,000 people, including 5,500 security force members, have been killed in four decades of fighting between the Turkish state and the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU.

 

 

 

 

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