Tens of people killed in southeastern Turkish town under curfew

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Posted: Sep 10, 2015 8:56 AM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Interior Minister Selami Altinok said on Thursday that between 30-32 Kurdish militants and one civilian had been killed in clashes in the southeastern town of Cizre since a curfew was enforced there last Friday.

The pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) gave a different toll, saying 21 civilians had been killed in Cizre over the past week.

Conflict between militants of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and Turkish security forces has surged since a ceasefire collapsed in July, shattering a peace process launched in 2012 and leaving hundreds dead.

(Reporting by Daren Butler and Ayla Jean Yackley; Editing by Nick Tattersall)