ARBIL, Iraq, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Seven Iraqi civilians were
killed in an air strike by a Turkish warplane in Iraq's
semi-autonomous northern Kurdish region on Sunday, a local mayor
and an eyewitness said.
The strike hit a car in which the civilians were travelling,
Hassan Abdulla, mayor of the town of Qalat Dizah, located
northeast of the city of Sulaimaniya, told Reuters.
Turkish warplanes have been targeting Kurdistan Workers
Party (PKK) rebels from Wednesday night following increased
attacks by the guerrilla forces in southeastern Turkey.
(Reporting by Shamal Aqrawi; Writing by Serena Chaudhry;
Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)