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Turkey says it killed 15 PKK members since Friday

The Turkish army has announced it killed 15 members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) since Friday.

The PKK fighters, according to a statement of the Turkish Ministry of Defense, were killed during the "Operation Claw 3" which has been launched since this Friday.

Turkey announced the start of the "Operation Claw 3" against the PKK in the Kurdistan Region's Duhok province on Friday.

The Turkish army and the PKK clashed on Sunday in the border areas of the Kurdistan Region, where at least three Turkish soldiers were killed, and seven more were wounded.

The PKK is designated as a "terrorist organization" by Ankara, and there is a decades-long military confrontation between the sides over the Kurdish question in the country.