Rebel Kurds killed Tunceli

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Rebel Kurds killed

Tunceli, Turkey - Security officials said yesterday that 27 soldiers and 90 Kurdish rebels had been killed in three days of harsh fighting in the country's south-east.

The clashes, in the mountainous north of the province of Diyarbakir and in the nearby Bingol, were some of bloodiest in the 12-year-old campaign by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) for autonomy or independence in the region. Reuter