Iran kills several Kurdish separatists in border shootout

Iranian border guards have killed several Kurdish separatists in a shootout in the western part of the country, Iran's official news agency IRNA reported Wednesday morning. The report quoted a statement by the Kermanshah Governor General Office saying the gunmen were part of the Kurdish separatist group, known as the PEJAK. The group is the Iranian wing of Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, which is fighting for Kurdish autonomy in Turkey. The report said all those killed were Turkish citizens, and did not provide any further details.