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Turkish Troops Kill Three Kurdish Rebels


Turkish troops have killed three suspected Kurdish rebels during a military offensive in southeastern Turkey.

Monday's fighting in Tunceli province occurred as more than 5,000 Turkish troops swept through the mountainous region searching for members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party, known as the PKK.

Elsewhere in the region, Turkey says rebels kidnapped a policeman after stopping his car at a roadblock in an area close to the borders of Iraq and Syria. Officials say troops are looking for the officer.

The violence comes days after the Kurdish rebels ended a 60-day unilateral ceasefire with Turkey. The rebels accuse the Ankara government of ignoring the truce and continuing military operations against rebel fighters.

Some information for this story provided by Reuters and AP.

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