Five Turkish police killed in PKK attack, sources say

By REUTERS
September 24, 2011 22:02

 
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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - Kurdish guerrillas attacked a police station in southeastern Turkey on Saturday, killing five police officers and wounding nine in a clash in which three rebels were also killed, security sources said.

They said the attack took place in the southeastern province of Siirt and fighting was still under way. It was staged at a time of heightened tension between Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) rebels and the Turkish military, which has launched air strikes and artillery raids against suspected PKK bases in northern Iraq in retaliation for a spate of militant attacks inside Turkey.

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