Turkish authorities say troops killed 10 Kurdish rebels in two operations since Monday.

The officials say seven rebels were killed in fighting with soldiers in Siirt province. 

Three other rebels were shot and killed in Van province.  Authorities believe the three entered the area from Iran.

Turkey's military has recently intensified operations against the separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

The PKK has been fighting for autonomy in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast since 1984.  The United States, the European Union and Turkey classify the PKK as a terrorist group.

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