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Two PKK rebels killed in clashes with Turkish army

ISTANBUL, July 22 (KUNA) -- The Turkish army said on Thursday that two Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) rebels were killed in armed clashes in southeast Turkey.
The confrontation occurred in Cukurca area in Hakkari'nin province, the Turkish military said in a statement on its website.
In the past couple of days, six Turkish soldiers were killed and around 15 others were injured after PKK attacked a Turkish controlled site the Hakkari'nin province.
Clashes between the two sides have been escalating, particularly after a recent announcement made by PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan, who announced the end of negotiations with Ankara. (end) ta.mb KUNA 221706 Jul 10NNNN