Five Kurdish separatists killed in eastern Turkey
Five Kurdish separatists were killed and one Turkish soldier injured in fighting in eastern Turkey on Wednesday, the private NTV television station reported.
NTV reported that security forces patrolling regions around Mount Tendurek in the eastern province of Agri were fired upon by Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) guerrillas after first calling on the rebels to surrender.
The wounded Turkish soldier was reported to be in a good condition in a nearby hospital, reported dpa.
Operations in the region were continuing, NTV reported.
Ankara blames the separatist group for the deaths of more than 32,000 people since the early 1980s when the PKK began its fight for independence or autonomy for the mainly Kurdish-populated south-east of Turkey.
The PKK is considered by the United States and the European Union to be a terrorist group.