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Kurdish rebels wound five in rocket attack in southeast Turkey - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Authorities say Kurdish rebels have launched a rocket attack on an apartment building housing police families in southeast Turkey and wounded five people.

Gov. Ayhan Nasuhbeyoglu, of Hakkari province, says a policeman’s wife was seriously wounded in the attack in the town of Yuksekova, near the borders of Iran and Iraq.

Nasuhbeyoglu said Saturday that one policeman was also wounded in the attack late Friday. The Kurdistan Workers’ Party has been fighting for self-rule in southeastern Turkey since 1984. The violence has killed tens of thousands of people.

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