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Breaking: 1 Iraqi protester dies during Turkish military camp storming


One protester died Saturday during storming of a Turkish military base in northern Iraq, a health official stated.


At least 10 people were wounded at a Turkish military camp near Dahukin Iraq's Kurdistan region, after protesters stormed the base, burning two tanks and other vehicles on Saturday, residents and Kurdish officials said.

The angry crowds were protesting against the recent Turkish air strike that killed four Kurdish civilians, a Kurdish official in the region of Dahuksaid.

"An attack has occurred on one of bases located in northern Iraq as a result of provocation by the PKK terrorist organization. There was partial damage to vehicles and equipment during the attack," the Turkish Defense Ministry wrote on Twitter on Saturday, without naming the base

"Necessary precautions are being taken regarding the incident," the ministry added.

Turkey carries out regular air raids near the border against the PKKinsurgent group which has bases in northern Iraq and has fought a decades-long insurgency in Turkey.

A second Kurdish official, refused to give his name, said Turkish troops at the camp in Shiladze, east of Dahuk, had initially shot at the protesters and then left the camp.