Iraq to close Kurdish rebel offices - PM Maliki

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BAGHDAD, Oct 23 (Reuters) Iraq will close the offices of Kurdish rebel group the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and stop them from operating in Iraq, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said today.

''The PKK is a terrorist organisation and we have taken a decision to shut down their offices and not allow them to operate on Iraqi soil. We will also work on limiting its terrorist activities which are threatening Iraq and Turkey,'' a statement from Maliki's office said.

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