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    Five Turkish soldiers killed in PKK clashes, 18 terrorists neutralized

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    16.10.2008 - 10:52 | Son Güncelleme:

    Four Turkish soldiers were killed in clashes with PKK terrorists in southeastern Turkey, the army said on Thursday. Another soldier was killed when a military helicopter crashed. (UPDATED)

    Four Turkish soldiers were killed in clashes with PKK terrorists in the southeastern province of Hakkari, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement posted on its website. 

     

    Another soldier was killed and 15 others lightly wounded, including a brigade general, when a helicopter bringing reinforcements to the combat zone crashed due to a technical fault, the statement said.

     

    The PKK, however, claimed it brought down the Turkish helicopter, the AP reported.

     

    Five PKK terrorists were killed in clashes with Turkish security forces in two other southeastern provinces of Turkey, it added. Four terrorists were killed in Hakkari province and the other in the province of Sirnak.

     

    Eighteen PKK terrorists were killed in operations carried out in the region after the clashes, hurriyet.com.tr reported.

     

     

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