Five Turkish soldiers, four Kurdish gunmen killed in clash
Turkey's military said four troops and four Kurdish gunmen have been killed in clashes near the border with Iraq. According to the AP, it added another soldier was killed in a helicopter crash.
The military conveyed the four soldiers were killed late Wednesday when a group of gunmen of the Kurdistan Workers Party opened fire on the soldiers near the border. The military's statement Thursday said the helicopter crashed — due to a technical fault — while trying to block the gunmen's escape path. The statement said 15 security personnel were also slightly hurt in the crash.