An all-out war against Kurdish rebels was pledged by Turkey's leaders after 15 government troops were killed in an attack Friday near the border with Iraq. Two other soldiers were missing following the worst clash between the two sides in eight months. It caused Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to cut short an official visit overseas and return home to convene an emergency cabinet meeting. Funerals for the dead brought tens of thousands of angry Turks into the streets of major cities Sunday demanding revenge.
An indefinite curfew was imposed on Indian-controlled Kashmir Sunday and thousands of paramilitary troops patrolled the streets as separatists organized a new rally for independence. The demonstration, planned for Monday, would be the first since the end of the Muslim holy month, Ramadan. The top two organizers were arrested and a third was placed under house arrest.
Nine more people were found murdered Saturday in Tijuana, Mexico, in violence blamed on a turf war between rival drug traffickers. The discoveries bring to 49 the number of such deaths in the city in less than a week. Elsewhere, a drug gang also was blamed for assassinating the mayor of Ixtapan de la Sal, a popular resort town. Two others riding in his car were wounded when gunmen sprayed it with bullets.