Kurdish rebels kill two at Turkish police soccer game

September 5, 2011 09:15


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TUNCELI, Turkey - Kurdish guerrillas opened fired on a group of Turkish policemen playing football in the eastern city of Tunceli late on Sunday, killing a senior officer and his wife, and wounding eight other police officers, Turkish media reported.

The police were playing at an artificial pitch in the city center when four or five rebels arrived by car and opened fire with long-range rifles.

One rebel was shot dead as police returned fire.

It was the third attack in two days in southeast Turkey, where two soldiers and two village guards also died in separate assaults by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants, amid an heightened level of violence in the region.

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