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UPDATED: 16:02, July 17, 2006
Two Kurdish rebels killed in southeastern Turkey
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Turkish security forces have killed two members, including a woman, of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) in southeastern Turkey, an official statement said on Monday.

The statement issued by Batman Governor's Office said that two PKK rebels opened fire at a patrolling panzer in Gercus town of Batman province and killed one police officer on Sunday.

Security forces later raided a house and killed the two militants in a gunfight.

On Saturday night, seven Turkish soldiers and one village guard were killed in a landmine blast near the village of Dagdusu in the southeastern province of Siirt, bringing the death toll of Turkish soldiers to 13 in three days.

Dozens of soldiers and PKK militants have been killed in clashes in the mainly Kurdish southeast in recent months, which have coincided with a series of attacks in Istanbul.

The PKK launched an armed campaign for a Kurdish homeland in 1984 and called off a unilateral ceasefire in 2004. Ankara, which considers the PKK a terrorist organization, blames it for more than 30,000 deaths.

Source: Xinhua


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