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Turkey Bombs Kurdish Targets in Iraq


Iraqi officials say Turkish warplanes have bombed targets in the Kurdish autonomous region of northern Iraq, wounding one civilian.

The officials say Turkey bombed the village of Sidakan near the Iranian border Saturday.

There was no immediate confirmation of the strike from the Turkish military.

Clashes between Turks and Kurds have increased since the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, called off a yearlong cease-fire in June. The group cited repeated Turkish military attacks for ending the truce.

The PKK is fighting for Kurdish autonomy in southeastern Turkey, and has bases in northern Iraq.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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