Iraqi Warplanes Bomb Turkish Village; Kill 3 With AM-Gulf Rdp
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) _ Iraqi warplanes bombed a southeastern Turkish village near the border area Wednesday, killing three people and wounding 18, three critically, the state- run radio reported.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry lodged a protest over the raid, apparently aimed at Kurdish guerrilla hideouts.
Turkey said two Iraqi planes violated Turkish airspace and bombed the village of Narli, 14 miles from the border, at 9:55 a.m.
A government statement said the Foreign Ministry summoned Iraqi Ambassador Tariq Abduljabbar Jawad and told him Iraq should ″take necessary measures to prevent such incidents.″ He was also told that Turkey reserved the right to seek compensation from Iraq.
A similar incident occurred a month ago when Iraqi planes, seeking to knock out Kurdish rebel bases in northern Iraq, crossed the ill-defined border line and bombed Turkish soil in the southeast. One Turkish villager was wounded.
There is a 1984 agreement between Iraq and Turkey which grants rights to both countries to operate against Kurdish rebels in a six-mile joint security zone along their 186-mile-long common frontier.
Turkey has twice launched air raids against Kurdish rebel hideouts in Iraq.