Kurdish militant attack kills 3 Turkish policemen

ISTANBUL: Turkey's state-run news agency says Kurdish militants have killed three policemen and wounded four others in an attack in the southeastern province of Sirnak.

The Anadolu Agency says the three officers succumbed to their wounds Monday after being hit by a roadside bomb in Sirnak's Idil district, near the Syrian and Iraqi borders.

Fighting between Turkey's security forces and the rebels of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, resumed in July, shattering a fragile peace process.

Turkey has launched numerous airstrikes against PKK positions in northern Iraq and imposed extended curfews in flashpoint neighborhoods and towns in its mainly Kurdish southeast.

The conflict between government forces and the PKK, considered a terrorist organization by Turkey and its Western allies, has killed tens of thousands of people since 1984.