Turkish troops kill 5 Kurdish rebels

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Posted: May 08, 2012 4:38 AM
Turkish troops kill 5 Kurdish rebels

Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkish troops have killed five Kurdish rebels in an overnight clash in southeast Turkey.

The Anadolu Agency said Tuesday the clash took place near the town of Tatvan in Bitlis province.

Kurdish rebels have been fighting for autonomy in the largely Kurdish southeast. The conflict has killed tens of thousands of people since the rebels took up arms in 1984.