Turkish forces kill five PKK militants

Published December 14th, 2015 - 12:00 GMT

Five PKK militants were killed Monday in a security operation in the southeastern province of Mardin, Turkish security sources said.

The operation in the town of Dargecit also saw three civilians, including a child, injured. The town, which lies around 40 kilometers (26 miles) north of the Syrian border, has been under curfew since Friday.

The PKK - considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU - resumed its armed campaign in late July. Since then more than 180 members of the security forces have been martyred and around 1,700 PKK militants killed.

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