| GEO World|
| Turkish air raid in northern Iraq wounds civilian|
| Updated at: 1548 PST, Saturday, July 10, 2010|
SULAIMANIYAH: Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq overnight wounding one person in the raid, an Iraqi regional government official told foreign news agency on Saturday.
"The bombing started at 3:00 am (midnight GMT) and lasted for one hour in the area of Sidakan," near the Iranian border, said the official from Iraq's Kurdish autonomous region, on condition of anonymity.
"A civilian was injured and farms were damaged," he said, adding that the raid hit villages in the Qandil mountains, an area in northeastern Iraq, which also straddles the borders of Iran and Turkey.
The outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which is considered a terrorist group by Ankara and much of the international community, has been campaigning for Kurdish self-rule since August 1984.