Turkish soldier wounded in southeastern region

Sunday, April 06, 2014

ANKARA – A Turkish soldier was shot in Turkey’s southeastern province of Hakkari, after a militant group from northern Iraq shot at him, said Turkey’s top military office Sunday.

Turkish soldier Erkan Yavuz was injured and taken to hospital in Hakkari according to a press release from the Turkish General Staff's website. 

The incident occurred around 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The group of 10-12 militants fired  50-60 shots during a 45 minute period, said the press release.

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