Turkey: 45 Kurdish rebels killed in air strikes

    Turkey: 45 Kurdish rebels killed in air strikes

    March 15, Ankara: At least 45 Kurdish rebels were killed in Turkish air strikes against suspected militant targets in northern Iraq following the suicide car bombing in Ankara, the military said Tuesday.

    The clashes in the mainly-Kurdish city of Diyarbakir left a police officer and three Kurdish militants dead.

    Turkish F-16 and F4 jets struck Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, positions across the border in Iraq on Monday, a day after the attack which killed 37 people and wounded dozens of others.

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the Ankara attack, which authorities say was carried out by a female bomber and a possible male accomplice. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said there were "almost certain" indications that the PKK carried out the attack.

    The state-run Anadolu Agency reported that Turkish authorities on Tuesday declared a curfew in Diyarbakir's low-income Baglar neighborhood early after clashes erupted overnight between Kurdish militants and the security forces.

    The Oslo Times 


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