Turkey, a military outpost attacked by 22 armed soldiers, casualties
ANKARA, June 19 (Xinhua correspondent ANKARA) 19 Turkish Armed Forces General Staff said in a statement, a group of PKK militants attacked the same day a military post in the soil, killing eight soldiers were killed and 14 injured and 12 militants were killed.
statement said, this group of PKK militants attacked the same day at the border with Iraq, a town of Hakkari province Xiemudingli military post. Subsequently, the Turkish army to strengthen the region’s military forces, deployed artillery and helicopter gunships bombed militants, killing 12 militants.
present, wounded Turkish soldiers have been sent to Xiemudingli town hospital for treatment.
Turkish General Staff, director of domestic security operations Kiel 18, said the news media, since March, security forces in the soil within the soil and northern Iraq killed a total of about 130 PKK militants , 60 militants surrendered to security forces to the soil. In addition, 43 Turkish soldiers were killed in military operations.
He said that last year 545 people from the Kurdish Workers’ Party, the first five months of this year, 148 people out of the organization.
Kurdish Workers’ Party was founded in the late 1970s, trying to force in Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria at the junction of the neighborhood to establish an independent Kurdish state. The organization was banned in 1980 by the Turkish government, its fighters are concentrated in northern Iraq, often sneaked into the territory of the Turkish attacks.