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Two killed, 5 injured in PKK attack in SE Turkey

09-27-2011 14:05 BJT

ANKARA, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Two civilians were killed and five others wounded in an attack staged by the members of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) in southeastern Turkey late Monday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported on Tuesday.

A group of the PKK rebels attacked a car in Yavuz Selim district in Batman province with long-distance weapons, killing a pregnant woman and her 6-year-old daughter, according to the report.

The woman's husband, their another daughter, and three Turkish policemen were wounded in the clash between the Turkish police and the PKK members, said the report.

Three PKK rebels were also killed in the clash, it added.

The PKK has recently intensified its attacks on Turkish troops, and Turkish officials have vowed to counterattack relentlessly.

Listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union, the PKK took up arms in 1984 to create an ethnic homeland in southeastern Turkey. More than 40,000 people have been killed in conflicts involving the PKK during the past over two decades.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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