3 Kurdish militants killed in Turkey
Three Kurdish militants have been killed in fighting with security forces in south eastern Turkey just days after the militants said they had ended a unilateral ceasefire.
Two of the militants were killed near Uludere in Turkey's Sirnak province, as an operation was launched against the Kurdish militants late Saturday, AFP quoted an unnamed security source as saying on Sunday.
The operation was launched after a roadside bomb blast was blamed on the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) which did not cause casualties, DPA reported.
A third rebel was killed in Beytussebap, also in Sirnak, in a clash that erupted after a police checkpoint came under fire by a group of PKK militants.
PKK spokesman Ahmed Denis declared on Friday that the Kurdish militants have ended a unilateral truce with Turkey in place since April 2009.
The PKK, listed as a terrorist group by Turkey and much of the international community, took up arms against Ankara in 1984, sparking a conflict that has claimed about 45,000 lives.