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Turkey: Soccer match turns deadly in suspected PKK attack

By Ivan Watson and Yesim Comert, CNNSeptember 5, 2011 11:26 a.m. EDT


Istanbul (CNN) -- A pick-up game of soccer for policemen in the eastern Turkish town of Tunceli turned deadly Sunday night when suspected Kurdish militants opened fire on players and spectators.
A police officer and his wife were both killed in the attack, a local police officer said Monday, on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to give interviews to the media.


The officer said nine other police officers were wounded, while one of the attackers was killed in the ensuing gunbattle.

On Saturday, a separate deadly clash in a rural area of Turkey's mountainous Tunceli province resulted in the deaths of a Turkish army lieutenant and a sergeant, said an official from the provincial governor's office, who by convention is not named.
The bloody, 26-year war between guerilla fighters from the Kurdistan Work

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Added: Sep-6-2011 Occurred On: Sep-6-2011
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