Four policemen wounded in PKK attack in east Turkey

10:47, July 09, 2010      

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Four Turkish policemen were wounded in an attack staged by members of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) in east Turkey on Thursday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.

A group of PKK rebels opened fire on a police station in the Varto town of Mus province and fled the scene as the policemen returned fire, said the report.

The police launched an operation in pursuit of escaping PKK militants in this region, according to the report.

The Turkish armed forces said the PKK might intensify attacks over the summer when more PKK guerrillas arrive in Turkey from the mountainous areas in northern Iraq during warmer weather.

The PKK, labelled as a terrorist group by the Turkish government, the United States and the European Union, took up arms in 1984 to create an ethnic homeland in southeastern Turkey. Some 40,000 people have been killed in the conflicts since then.

Source: Xinhua

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