At least one Turkish soldier killed in reported PKK attack in northern Iraq

At least one Turkish soldier killed in reported PKK attack in northern Iraq

The Turkish Defence Ministry said that late on Sunday, a soldier was killed and another wounded in northern Iraq by PKK fighters.

A report by Daily Sabah cited Turkey’s Defence Ministry as saying that one soldier was killed in clashes with the Kurdish militia PKK in northern Iraq, as the Turkish military’s Operation Claw-Lightning continues.

Meanwhile, Reuters News has quoted a statement by the ministry on Monday as saying that that three Turkish soldiers were killed and two were wounded by explosives planted by PKK in northern Iraq.

The ministry said the incident took place on Sunday, in a region where Turkey was carrying out a cross-border operation.

Despite condemnation and opposition on the part of Iraq’s central government and the Kurdish autonomous authorities in northern Iraq, Turkey is continuing its illegal military intervention on Iraqi soil.

The conflict between the Turkish military and the PKK has forced civilian people in a large number of villages in northern Iraq to flee for safer places over the past few years.

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