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Kurdish rebels kill six Turkish troops

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Kurdish rebels kill six Turkish troops


Kurdish rebels have killed six Turkish soldiers in an attack on a military base in southeast Turkey close to the country’s border with Iraq, officials said on Tuesday.

The militants from the Kurdistan Workers party opened fire, triggering a gun battle which lasted until the early morning.

The incident happened in the Cukurca area of the southeastern Hakkari province.

It comes a day after 11 soldiers in the same area were wounded when their bus hit a roadside bomb.

The PKK ended a 14 month ceasefire in June. Its 26-year campaign to boost Kurdish minority rights has left more than 40,000 people dead.

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