Turkey kills 7 Kurd fighters crossing from Syria

April 1, 2011 12:48

ISTANBUL - Turkish security forces killed seven Kurdish militants early on Friday after a large group of PKK fighters crossed over the border from Syria, Turkish military officials said.

It was the largest number killed in a firefight with the PKK, the Kurdistan Workers Party, since last summer.

The PKK called off a six-month long ceasefire in February raising fears that violence would pick up before a national election in Turkey on June 12.

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