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Turkish troops kill 7 Kurdish rebels in clash

Turkish security forces killed seven Kurdish guerrillas in an army operation in eastern Turkey, military sources told Reuters Thursday. Full story

Iran kills four militants in west: agency report

Iranian security forces killed four members of "extreme religious groups" who were behind deadly attacks in the western restive province of Kurdistan, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported Friday. Full story

US sanctions Kurdish rebel leaders for trafficking

The United States is slapping drug trafficking sanctions on leaders of a Kurdish rebel group. Full story

Man shot dead in Kurd protests over Turkey poll ban

One protester was shot dead during a second day of clashes between police and demonstrators in southeast Turkey after a dozen Kurdish politicians were barred from contesting a national election. Full story

Kurdish activist Zana to run in Turkey's elections

A Kurdish party says it will back former legislator Leyla Zana — who spent a decade in prison convicted of links to Kurdish rebels — in Turkey's June 12 elections. Full story

Four Iranian police killed in border attack: report

Four Iranian border guards were killed and five wounded by a grenade attack on their post at a city in the Kurdistan region that borders Iraq, state television reported late Saturday. Full story

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