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Clashes at Kurdish Funeral


Clashes broke out Tuesday between Kurdish protesters and police in southeastern Turkey after a funeral for Kurdish guerillas.

At least four protesters were injured, and others were arrested. Witnesses said demonstrators hurled firebombs at armored police vehicles, and the police responded with tear gas.

The confrontation in the town of Diyarbakir came after funerals for some of the 14 members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) who were killed by Turkish security forces last week.

The PKK has been fighting for autonomy in Turkey's southeastern region since 1984. More than 30,000 people have been killed. The PKK guerillas are based mainly in the mountains of southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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