10 Kurdish rebels, 2 Turkish soldiers killed in clash

Ten Kurdish rebels and two Turkish soldiers were killed in a clash in southeast Turkey, a news agency reported Saturday. The clash occurred near the town of Uludere, in Sirnak province, close to the border with Iraq, the Dogan news agency reported, but gave no other details. It would be the highest number of casualties in a single clash in recent months. Officials in the region were not immediately available for comment on the report. The rebels of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, have been fighting for autonomy in southeast Turkey since 1984. The conflict has killed tens of thousands of people.