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Turkey: 2 suspected rebels die in raid

Turkey: 2 suspected rebels die in raid

Turkish media say two suspected Kurdish rebels were killed in a police raid in southeast Turkey amid heightened tensions over a botched military raid that killed 35 civilians.
The state-run Anadolu Agency says the rebels on Saturday ignored calls to surrender and threw hand grenades at police surrounding their hideout in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir. The agency says a firefight ensued, and the suspects died after jumping out of the building.
The raid comes after a military airstrike aimed at Kurdish rebels instead killed a group of civilians along the border with Iraq.
Demonstrations in Kurdish areas have turned violent, and Kurdish rebels have threatened retaliation. The government is investigating.


Updated : 2021-01-23 21:49 GMT+08:00