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Seven village guards, one specialist sergeant, one soldier and former village guard were killed on Sept. 15 in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the eastern province of Ağrı, according to officials. Three soldiers and two civilians were also injured in the same attack .
A clash broke out between security forces and PKK militants near Gokcebulak village in Tendurek Mountain after the attack, according to a statement by the Ağrı governors’ office.
The wounded were taken to Doğubeyazit State Hospital, the statement said.
One soldier who was in critical condition succumbed to his wounds at the hospital.
An air-supported operation was launched in the area.