Seven Iraqi civilians killed in Turkish attack

Seven Iraqi civilians killed in Turkish attack

Hakkari : Turkey | Aug 22, 2011 at 6:07 AM PDT
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Turkey Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish fighter jets have in recent days bombed the camps of Kurdish separatists on the Iraqi side of the border.

The seven who died Sunday, will be the first civilian victims.

Rocket in car

The rocket hit a car near the town of Qalat Dizah northeast of the city of Sulaimaniya, said the city's mayor Hasan Abdulla.

The Turkish attacks started Wednesday and comes after the PKK has carried out several attacks on the Turkish side of the border.

The escalation came suddenly. This is the first time in over a year the implementation of Turkish attacks in northern Iraq.

- Could not be identified

Hassan Abdulla, told Reuters that the civilian victims were unrecognizable.

- Sunday was fired a rocket from a Turkish plane that killed seven civilians, he said.

- The car was badly damaged and we could not identify the dead person.

Rocket attack Sunday sparked demonstrations among plainclothes police officers in the Turkish city of Istanbul.

An eyewitness has told the news agency that he saw six Turkish warplanes taking off from a base in southeastern Turkey on Sunday morning. It is not clear what direction these planes should have taken.

8 Turkish soldiers killed

For just a button weeks ago was eight Turkish soldiers killed in an attack in Hakkari province , in south-eastern Turkey. Kurdish militants were likely behind the attack.

Several others have been injured in the attack.

According to the messages to the soldiers have been killed by a bomb or a mine. Others described the attack as an ambush.

According to Turkish security sources, the Kurdish separatists were behind the attack.

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A car with seven Iraqi civilians to Sunday have been hit in a Turkish air strike in northern Iraq. All seven were killed, said the mayor.
sharinaz is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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