Baby killed in clashes between Turkish forces, Kurdish rebels: medics

Residents walk past an armoured special forces vehicle in Sirnak, southeast Turkey, during security operations against Kurdish rebels in the nearby cities of Cizre and Silopi on December 22, 2015A three-month-old baby and her grandfather were killed when they became caught in the crossfire between Turkish security forces and Kurdish rebels in a flashpoint town, medics said on Sunday. Three soldiers were also killed on Sunday in a roadside bombing by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the town of Cizre in the Kurdish majority southeast, the army said. The baby, named Miray, was hit in the head when the family’s house in Cizre was shelled on Friday night during street battles between Turkish forces and PKK rebels.

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