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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Five Turkish soldiers were killed and six more were wounded in clashes with militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Saturday, security sources said, adding to a recent spike in violence in the southeastern Hakkari province.

The soldiers were guarding a road in Hakkari's Semdinli district when the clashes broke out, the security sources said. An operation was underway to catch the militants, they said.

(Reporting by Asli Kandemir; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Jon Boyle)

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