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At least 13 killed in violence in southeast Turkey

Turkey's military says 10 Kurdish militants have been killed in aerial operation in southeast Turkey. Three soldiers meanwhile, died in an attack by suspected Kurdish insurgents.

A military statement said the military carried out the air raids near the town of Gence in the mainly-Kurdish province of Bingol on Tuesday. It said the operation against the rebels was on-going.

In the nearby province of Sirnak, suspected Kurdish militants attacked a military vehicle that was taking food for troops at a military base, killing three soldiers, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

The Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, has waged a three-decade long insurgency in southeast Turkey. Tens of thousands were killed in the conflict.

Violence flared again in 2015 after the collapse of a two-year peace process.