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Turkey: Kurdish rebels attack police station in the south; 2 policemen, 2 militants killed

  • Turkish Air Force fighter planes land at Incirlik Air Base, on the outskirts of the city of Adana, southern Turkey, Thursday, July 30, 2015. After months of reluctance, Turkish warplanes last week started striking militant targets in Syria and agreed to allow the U.S. to launch its own strikes from Turkey's strategically located Incirlik Air Base. In a series of cross-border strikes, Turkey has not only targeted the IS group but also Kurdish fighters affiliated with forces battling IS in Syria and northern Iraq and Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK positions within Turkey. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

    Turkish Air Force fighter planes land at Incirlik Air Base, on the outskirts of the city of Adana, southern Turkey, Thursday, July 30, 2015. After months of reluctance, Turkish warplanes last week started striking militant targets in Syria and agreed to allow the U.S. to launch its own strikes from Turkey's strategically located Incirlik Air Base. In a series of cross-border strikes, Turkey has not only targeted the IS group but also Kurdish fighters affiliated with forces battling IS in Syria and northern Iraq and Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK positions within Turkey. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)  (The Associated Press)

  • An unmanned aerial vehicle maneuvers on the runway after it landed at the Incirlik Air Base, on the outskirts of the city of Adana, southern Turkey, Thursday, July 30, 2015. After months of reluctance, Turkish warplanes last week started striking militant targets in Syria and agreed to allow the U.S. to launch its own strikes from Turkey's strategically located Incirlik Air Base. In a series of cross-border strikes, Turkey has not only targeted the IS group but also Kurdish fighters affiliated with forces battling IS in Syria and northern Iraq and Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK positions within Turkey. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

    An unmanned aerial vehicle maneuvers on the runway after it landed at the Incirlik Air Base, on the outskirts of the city of Adana, southern Turkey, Thursday, July 30, 2015. After months of reluctance, Turkish warplanes last week started striking militant targets in Syria and agreed to allow the U.S. to launch its own strikes from Turkey's strategically located Incirlik Air Base. In a series of cross-border strikes, Turkey has not only targeted the IS group but also Kurdish fighters affiliated with forces battling IS in Syria and northern Iraq and Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK positions within Turkey. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)  (The Associated Press)

  • Relatives cry during the funeral of two police officers, killed in an attack by Kurdish rebels overnight,  in the city of Adana, southern Turkey, Friday, July 31, 2015. Kurdish rebels have attacked a police station in southern Turkey, killing two policemen amid renewed violence between the security forces and the Kurdish insurgents. Two rebels were also killed in a gunfight that ensued. Violence has flared in Turkey in the past week, shattering a fragile peace process launched in 2012 with the Kurds. The government has launched aerial strikes against bases of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, in northern Iraq and the rebels have escalated attacks against Turkey's security forces. Meanwhile, Turkey has also started to crack down on the Islamic State extremist group. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

    Relatives cry during the funeral of two police officers, killed in an attack by Kurdish rebels overnight, in the city of Adana, southern Turkey, Friday, July 31, 2015. Kurdish rebels have attacked a police station in southern Turkey, killing two policemen amid renewed violence between the security forces and the Kurdish insurgents. Two rebels were also killed in a gunfight that ensued. Violence has flared in Turkey in the past week, shattering a fragile peace process launched in 2012 with the Kurds. The government has launched aerial strikes against bases of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, in northern Iraq and the rebels have escalated attacks against Turkey's security forces. Meanwhile, Turkey has also started to crack down on the Islamic State extremist group. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)  (The Associated Press)

Turkish officials say Kurdish rebels have attacked a police station in southern Turkey, killing two policemen amid renewed violence between the security forces and the Kurdish insurgents. Two rebels were also killed in a gunfight that ensued.

Violence has flared in Turkey in the past week, shattering a fragile peace process launched in 2012 with the Kurds. The government has launched aerial strikes against bases of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, in northern Iraq and the rebels have escalated attacks against Turkey's security forces. Meanwhile, Turkey has also started to crack down on the Islamic State extremist group.

Mustafa Buyuk, governor for Adana province said PKK militants opened fire at the police station in the town Pozanti, touching off a clash that left two policemen and two rebels dead.