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In Turkey, there was a fight between troops and Kurdish militants

August 2 2007
06:48

During the armed clashes units regular Turkish army and Kurdish extremists killed eight people. Losses suffered both sides of the conflict - the military had lost three killed, the militants - five people.

Shootout occurred the night before in the south-east of the country when the soldiers looked for insurgents, who on July 31 wounded a Turkish soldier. Finding separatist forces asked them to surrender, but they returned fire, AP reported.

Recall that the militants so-called "Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is active in the south-eastern Turkey under the slogan of the struggle for independence or autonomy for Kurdistan. The very activity of PKK is considered by the Turkish authorities, the EU and the U.S. as a terrorist - the militants do not stop to organize bombings and sabotage. Altogether during the conflict killed more than 37,000 people.

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