Turkish warplanes strike 17 Kurdish targets in southeast

The Turkish military said Tuesday that jets overnight hit 17 targets of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, around the Buzul mountain and the Ikiyaka region in Hakkari province, which borders Iran and Iraq.In further violence Tuesday, Kurdish rebels attacked an infantry brigade command in nearby Sirnak province, seriously wounding a soldier who later died in hospital. On Monday, nine people, including five police officers, were killed in separate attacks in Istanbul and in the southeastern Sirnak province. Ankara blamed all the attacks on the PKK.

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