Severe clashes between PKK and Turkish army in eastern city of Hakkari

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At least one Turkish soldier has been killed and six wounded in an attack on a military convoy in eastern Turkey carried out by the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) militants, local media reported Tuesday citing a source in the Turkish General Staff.

The militants used rocket launchers to attack the convoy en route from Hakkari to Van province late on Monday, the Anadolu news agency reported.

The Turkish army has launched huge operations with tens of thousands of soldiers in several mainly Kurdish populated cities in the east of the country with clashes breaking out frequently.