TURKISH SOLDIER, 13 PKK MEMBERS KILLED IN CLASHES SE TURKEY

ISTANBUL, March 20 -- At least 13 members of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and a Turkish soldier were killed during clashes in Sirnak city, southeast of Turkey, the army General Staff said in a statement on Sunday.

Seven policemen were also injured during the violent clashes erupted between security forces and PKK in Nusbin town in Mardin city, the statement added.

Turkish forces seized a huge amount of weapons and ammunition, and defused 39 explosive devices, it noted.

Turkey has been launching a wide military operation against PKK designated as a "terrorist group" in Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

Source:KUNA