3 Soldiers Killed, 6 Wounded in Clashes With Kurdish Militants

A Turkish soldier stands guard while smoke rises in the Syrian town of Kobani as it is seen from the Turkish border town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, Turkey,  June 26, 2015. An attack by Islamic State fighters on the Syrian town of Kobani and a nearby village has so far killed at least 146 civilians, the second-biggest massacre by the hardline group in the country, a conflict monitor said on Friday. Islamic State entered Kobani at the Turkish border on Thursday and clashes have continued with Kurdish YPG forces in the town, also known as Ayn al-Arab, said Rami Abdulrahman, head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (PHOTO CREDIT: Reuters/Murad Sezer)
A Turkish soldier stands guard while smoke rises in the Syrian town of Kobani as it is seen from the Turkish border town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 26, 2015. An attack by Islamic State fighters on the Syrian town of Kobani and a nearby village has so far killed at least 146 civilians, the second-biggest massacre by the hardline group in the country, a conflict monitor said on Friday. Islamic State entered Kobani at the Turkish border on Thursday and clashes have continued with Kurdish YPG forces in the town, also known as Ayn al-Arab, said Rami Abdulrahman, head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (PHOTO CREDIT: Reuters/Murad Sezer)

Three soldiers were killed and six wounded in clashes with Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) insurgents in southeastern Hakkari province on Friday, the military said in a statement.

Security sources earlier told Reuters four soldiers had been killed and six wounded. The fighting is the latest in a wave of violence between the army and the PKK in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast.

SOURCE: Reuters

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