Turkish troops shell Kurd rebel positions

Turkish troops have shelled suspected Kurdish rebel positions across the border in Iraq, a government official said today.

Turkish troops have shelled suspected Kurdish rebel positions across the border in Iraq, a government official said today.

Turkish artillery units started the shelling last night in northern Iraq after a rebel ambush on Sunday left 12 soldiers dead near the border, the official said.

He did not say which areas were targeted and refused to give further information.

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