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Turkey soldier killed in Iraq

Turkish soldiers fire a cannon at a military base during winter near Turkey-Iraq border in Daglica village of Yuksekova district of Hakkari, Turkey on January 20, 2019 [Özkan Bilgin / Anadolu Agency]
A Turkish soldier at a military base near the Turkey-Iraq border on 20 January 2019 [Özkan Bilgin / Anadolu Agency]

A Turkish soldier has died after Kurdish militants launch a mortar attack on a Turkish military base in northern Iraq, Reuters reported Turkey's Defence Ministry saying.

The statement said Turkish forces immediately retaliated against those carrying out the attack and three Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants were killed yesterday.

The PKK launched an insurgency in southeast Turkey in 1984 in which more than 40,000 people have been killed. It is designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and European Union.

Turkey is currently carrying out operations targeting the militants in northern Iraq, where their main bases are located.

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