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PKK killed 11 Turkish soldiers

Militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) killed 11 Turkish soldiers in an attack on a military convoy in southeastern Turkey on Wednesday, officials said, and the government vowed to retaliate, saying its patience had snapped.

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan condemned the killings, saying those who carried out such attacks would “pay the price.”

President Abdullah Gul also denounced the attacks and said the cost of carrying out such raids against the Turkish state would be “very big,” state-run Anatolian news agency said.