Seven PKK militants and a state-sponsored village guard were killed in a clash in the southeastern Turkish province of Sirnak, military sources said on Friday.
The clash began around midnight local time (2100 GMT) on Kato mountain after security forces detected a group of about 20-25 PKK militants entering Turkey from northern Iraq, the sources said.
They said the operation against the militants was continuing and the death toll may rise.
The PKK, regarded as a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and European Union, took up arms against the Turkish state in 1984.
Some 40,000 people have been killed in the conflict.
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