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Turkey: 2 killed in raid on suspected PKK hideout

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he delivers a note during a event in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. (Yasin Bulbul/Pool Photo via AP)
November 03, 2017 - 12:18 AM

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish officials say police have raided an apartment allegedly used by a Kurdish militant in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, triggering a clash that left a police officer and the suspected rebel dead.

The Diyarbakir governor's office said nine other police officers were wounded in Friday's raid. The state-run Anadolu Agency said the suspected militant of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, threw a hand grenade to try and stave off the officers.

The operation comes a day after eight Turkish security force members and 46 suspected PKK rebels were killed in three separate skirmishes in southeast Turkey.

The PKK, designated a terrorist group by Turkey and its allies, has waged a three-decade insurgency in Turkey's southeast. The conflict has killed tens of thousands of people.

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