Turkish military forces have killed four militants in a fresh military operation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the southeastern province of Hakkari, Press TV reported.
The clash took place at around 11:00 a.m. local time (0900 GMT) on Saturday in the mountainous Semdinli district of Hakkari province, near the Iraq border, when soldiers on a security sweep came across a group of PKK members, according to a report published by CNN-Turk.
The report added that two women were among the militants killed in the clash.
A Turkish corporal, identified as Emrah Yalim, also lost his life in the fierce firefight with the PKK militants.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by much of the international community, including Turkey, Iran, the United States, and European Union member states.
Over 40,000 people have lost their lives since the PKK launched its armed campaign against Ankara in 1984.
The PKK militants launch their attacks from Iraq's Qandil mountains in the areas under the control of Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani.