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The Kurdistan Workers_s Party -PKK- militants training at a base in northern IraqThe Turkish army has shelled a village in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, security officials and witnesses say.

Local Kurdish security forces and residents, who declined to be named, said that Turkish mortar shells landed on Nezduri village near the town of Zakho, in the northern province of Dohuk on Monday.

The target of the shelling, which did not cause any casualties, was not immediately clear.

Turkish forces in the past have targeted the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group in northern Iraq.

The PKK launched an insurgency in southeastern Turkey in 1984 to claim self-rule in the region. The related violence has killed thousands of people from both sides.

In March 2013, the jailed PKK leader, Abdullah Ocalan, declared a historic ceasefire after months of negotiations with the Turkish government. Later in September, however, the PKK put on hold their withdrawal from the Turkish soil and the peace process stopped…

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