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3 killed in PKK attack on road workers

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The outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Monday carried out an attack in Turkey’s southeastern province of Şırnak, killing three road workers.

According to the Şırnak Governor’s Office, the workers were attacked by PKK terrorists on a road construction site in the Uludere district.

An operation was launched in the area by Turkish security forces after the attack, which killed three workers.

Turkish authorities had conducted direct talks with jailed PKK chief Abdullah Öcalan for several years until a truce in effect collapsed in the summer of 2015. Since then, there have been heavy clashes between the PKK and Turkish security forces.

More than 40,000 people, including 5,500 security force members, have been killed in four decades of fighting between the Turkish state and the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU.

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