Three Turkish soldiers killed in clashes with PKK fighters

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Three Turkish soldiers were killed in clashes with Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, security sources said on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, the army said airplanes had killed two PKK militants in the Lice district of Diyarbakir.

Turkey’s largely Kurdish southeast has been rocked by violence following the collapse of a 2-1/2-year ceasefire between the state and the PKK in 2015.