Turkey Bombs PKK In Northern Iraq

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turkey bombs PKK in northern iraqA wave of air strikes have been launched by Turkey on Kurdish PKK rebel base in retaliation to the deadly attack on its army.

For six hours on Tuesday morning, dozens of jets, bombed the Kurdish PKK rebel bases in northern Iraq.

In the midst of the bombardment, a further attack on a police minibus on Tuesday claimed at least 12 lives.

PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) rebels targeted the vehicle, as it was heading towards a border post close to the Azerbaijan-run enclave of Nakhchivan, reports said.

The surge in violence follows the collapse of a ceasefire in July between the army and the PKK.

The Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, has pledged to “wipe out” the rebel strongholds no matter what.

At least 16 Turkish soldiers died in Hakkari province after the group launched an attack on Sunday.

The truce, which began in 2013, unravelled after a suicide bombing by suspected Islamic State militants near the border with Syria led to mutual recriminations between Kurdish groups and Turkey.