Turkish soldier, 6 PKK terrorists killed in clashes
A Turkish soldier and six militants have been killed in the latest round of clashes between the Turkish military and members of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Press TV reported.
According to Anatolia news agency, the trooper was killed on Thursday in fresh fighting with PKK near the town of Dogubayazit in the eastern Agri province.
The militants also invaded a police station in Dicle town, near Diyarbakir, wounding another soldier.
In a separate incident in a mountainous area in Hakkari province, three PKK militants were killed in clashes with Turkish security forces.
Meanwhile, three other PKK militants perished and two police officers sustained minor injuries after the terrorists opened fire at local governor's office in the eastern city of Van.
Media reports says police also confiscated explosives in a car near Diyarbakir and attested two suspected PKK terrorists.
Blacklisted as a terrorist group by Ankara and most of the international community, the PKK has been waging an armed insurgency since 1984 for a separate homeland in the mainly Kurdish populated areas in southeast Turkey.
The Kurdish separatists have been blamed for the loss of nearly 45,000 lives.
The terror group launches most of its attacks from Iraq's Qandil Mountains in the areas under the control of Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani.