Undisclosed number of Turkish soldiers killed in major PKK attack

September 7, 2015 8:56 AM

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Undisclosed number of Turkish soldiers killed in major PKK attack

An undisclosed number of Turkish soldiers were killed on Sept. 6 in a major attack in the southeastern province of Hakkari conducted by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), marking a crescendo in a deadly stream of attacks since July.

There was no immediate official casualty toll but in a sign of the gravity of the situation, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu broke off a trip to Konya to watch a national football game and summoned an emergency security meeting in Ankara, the state-run Anadolu Agency said.

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