According to media reports, the PKK militants opened fire on the Sirnak Gormec Gendarmerie Battalion. Three gendarmes were killed in the initial round of fire.
According to Zaman daily the gendarmes immediately responded and a firefight erupted between the PKK and the gendarmes. According to media reports the clash is still ongoing.
Turkey's General Staff, which released a written statement on the clash on Thursday, has confirmed that three gendarmes were killed.
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