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Turkish Soldier Killed On Border With Iran

File photo:TURKEY -- A Turkish soldier is seen in an armoured personnel carrier (APC) at a check point near the Turkish-Syrian border in Kilis province, Turkey, January 29, 2018

The Turkish Defense Ministry is claiming that a soldier has been killed on its border after gunfire from Iran.

In statement released by the ministry Turkey alleges that, one soldier was killed and two other soldiers were lightly wounded. The incident was supposed to take place in the eastern Van province near border town of Caldiran.

Iran has a significant Kurdish population in the neighbouring province, although it is not clear if the alleged attack is related to Turkey's invasion of Syria.

Iranian Kurds have come out in protests in the past week, against Turkey's decision to invade Syria.