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Turkey strike kills 35, Kurds decry "massacre"

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  • Local officials say victims were smugglers

  • Turkish military says it hit PKK targets, to probe strikes

  • Pro-Kurdish party say strike crime against humanity (Adds clashes, BDP calls attack "crime against humanity")

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Turkish warplanes launched air strikes against suspected Kurdish militants in northern Iraq near the Turkish border overnight, the military said on Thursday, but local officials said the attack killed 35 smugglers who were mistaken for guerrillas.

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