Five Turkish soldiers killed in attack near Iraq border
Kurdish fighters killed five Turkish troops in a rocket attack in southeastern Turkey early Friday, the semiofficial Anatolia news agency reported. This attack came just hours after Kurdish rebels freed an abducted Turkish soldier they had held captive for more than three weeks.
The rocket attack targeted a group of soldiers serving in remote Hakkari province, which borders both Iraq and Iran and which has seen a rise in violence between Turkish soldiers and Kurdish rebels.
The attack killed five soldiers and wounded at least seven more people, Anatolia said.
The rebels are based in northern Iraq and launch attacks in southeastern Turkey, The AP added.