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Five Dead In Kurdish Attacks On Turkish Security Forces

Five people died in new attacks on Turkish security forces, according to officials.

Turkey has blamed the new wave of attacks on security forces in southeastern Turkey on the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Three Turkish troops, including an officer, were killed on July 30 when PKK militants opened fire on their convoy in the southeastern province of Sirnak.

The military said one PKK rebel died after they army responded with a counter-offensive.

A Turkish policeman and a civilian were also killed in a gun attack on a tea house late on July 29 in the Cinar district in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir.

The assaults come after Turkey last week launched military air strikes on PKK positions in Turkey and Iraq, breaking a 2013 cease-fire between the militants and the Turkish government.

On July 30, Turkish and Iraqi media also reported that Turkish jets struck three PKK sites in Dohuk, a province in northern Iraq.

Based on reporting by AFP, AP, and dpa