Kurdish rebels kill six soldiers

Kurdish rebels killed six Turkish soldiers and wounded nine in an overnight raid on a military outpost along the border with Iraq, indicating the resilience of their low-level insurgency and the failure of efforts to reach a peace accord. Another soldier died in a separate attack.

Troops backed by helicopter gunships surged into the mountainous area after the attack, even as the Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, admitted that military action alone would not end a 26-year conflict rooted in the grievances of Turkey's Kurdish minority.