Death toll in Kurdish rebel ambush in Turkey rises to 15

Separatist Kurdish rebels killed 15 Turkish soldiers and wounded 15 in an ambush Sunday in the mountainous southeast of the country, security sources said.

Ten soldiers were missing in action in fighting that is continuing after the early morning attack in a mountainous region near the village of Daglica, almost abutting the Iraqi border in the province of Hakkari, the sources added.

The earlier toll was at 13 killed and 15 wounded.

The army has sent additional troops to the region following the attack in which Kurdistan Workers’ Party rebels ambushed a infantry platoon on patrol, the sources said.