Kurdish Militants Claim They Killed 15 Turkish Soldiers in an Ambush

September 6, 2015 8:43 PM

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Kurdish militants claim they killed 15 soldiers in an attack on an army convoy in southeast Turkey on Sunday, and a security source said the military responded with airstrikes.

In a statement posted online, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) said its guerrillas ambushed a convoy of armored vehicles in Yuksekova district, near the border with Iran and Iraq. If confirmed, it could be the bloodiest assault since the collapse of a ceasefire in July.

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