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Turkey: 2 Killed in Raid on Suspected PKK Hideout

Turkey: 2 Killed in Raid on Suspected PKK Hideout

Friday, 03 November 2017 05:46 AM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say police have raided an apartment allegedly used by a Kurdish militant in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, triggering a clash that left a police officer and the suspected rebel dead.

The Diyarbakir governor's office said nine other police officers were wounded in Friday's raid. The state-run Anadolu Agency said the suspected militant of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, threw a hand grenade to try and stave off the officers.

The operation comes a day after eight Turkish security force members and 46 suspected PKK rebels were killed in three separate skirmishes in southeast Turkey.

The PKK, designated a terrorist group by Turkey and its allies, has waged a three-decade insurgency in Turkey's southeast. The conflict has killed tens of thousands of people.

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Turkish officials say police have raided an apartment allegedly used by a Kurdish militant in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, triggering a clash that left a police officer and the suspected rebel dead.The Diyarbakir governor's office said nine other police officers...
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