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Sunday, 24 July 2011 21:13

PKK Militants Kill 3 Turkish soldiers

(PressTV) - Three Turkish soldiers have lost their lives in clashes with terrorists (militants) of the outlawed group of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in southeastern Turkey.
Anatolia news agency reported Sunday that the fighting took place in the southeastern province of Mardin late on Saturday as a military operation against PKK fighters (militants) got underway,
“The PKK members fired at the three Turkish soldiers when they came out from a dinner at a house in Ikipinar village of Omerli town of Mardin province.
The deaths came ten days after 13 Turkish soldiers were killed in a fierce fighting with PKK militants in the southeast of the country near the Turkish town of Silvan.
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that the PKK will have to pay a “heavy price” for the killing of the Turkish soldiers.
In retaliation to the PKK attack, Turkish troops backed by bomber planes and helicopter gunships conducted a major offensive in southeastern Turkey.

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