June 7, 2009 / 2:08 PM / 8 years ago

Turkish planes bomb PKK in Iraq -military sources

ANKARA, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Turkish military planes attacked Kurdish militants in northern Iraq late on Saturday, Turkish military sources said on Sunday.

Between four and six aircraft carried out the operation after Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters were spotted on Iraqi soil near the Turkish border, they said.

The sources told Reuters Turkish ground forces began shelling PKK bases in northern Iraq on Saturday and the firing was continuing. (Writing by Selcuk Gokoluk; editing by Andrew Dobbie) (selcuk.gokoluk@reuters.com; +90 312 292 7012; Reuters messaging: selcuk.gokoluk.reuters.com@reuters.net))

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