Youth killed in clashes with police in southeast Turkey

December 17, 2014 11:24 AM

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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - A 17-year-old boy was shot dead during armed clashes between police and assailants in mainly Kurdish southeast Turkey overnight and one police officer was wounded, security sources said on Wednesday.

It was the latest in a series of deaths highlighting the fragility of a two-year-old peace process between the government and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group, which has waged a three-decade insurgency in the region.

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