Boy among 7 killed in Turkey violence

People walk in a street of the Silvan district in Diyarbakir, Turkey, after clashes between the army and Kurdish rebelsThree policemen, a 12-year-old boy and three Kurdish rebels died Sunday in continuing violence in Turkey’s restive Kurdish-dominated southeast, a local security source said. The source blamed the attack on Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) rebels who have been staging daily attacks against Turkish armed forces as the military keeps up air raids and operations against its strongholds in southeast Turkey as well as northern Iraq. Three young Kurds from the youth wing of the PKK were meanwhile killed by security forces in Silopi, according to local officials.

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