Turkish forces kill Kurdish rebel in fire exchange
In Turkey, security forces killed one rebel of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in fighting in the eastern part of the country that left five soldiers and a civilian injured, officials and local sources said Monday.
The rebel was killed during an exchange of gunfire between Turkish forces and PKK rebels during a security operation in a rural part of the eastern province of Tunceli, the office of the emergency rule governor in Diyarbakir said in a statement.
A hunter, who along with three friends wandered into the area, was also wounded, the governor of the province, Tuncel Erkal, told Anatolia news agency. He was then flown to a nearby hospital for medical treatment and his friends were taken into custody.
Meanwhile, local sources, requesting anonymity, said five members of the Turkish security forces were wounded during a second operation when Kurdish rebels fired at them near the town of Nazimiye, also in Tunceli province. (Albawaba.com)