11 militants killed in clash

ISTANBUL – Turkey’s military killed 11 Kurdish militants in its southern Hatay province bordering Syria, the governor’s office said on Tuesday, and the army said two of its soldiers were killed in a blast in Syria’s Afrin region.

Backed by air support, Turkish security forces opened fire and killed the militants after spotting them in Hatay’s Arsuz district, near the Mediterranean Sea, the governor’s office said in a statement.

It said the military seized the bodies of six of militants, along with M-16 rifles, a rocket launcher and ammunition.

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