2 PKK terrorists killed in eastern Turkey operation
Two PKK terrorists were killed in Turkey’s eastern province of Tunceli on Sunday, local officials said, Anadolu reported.
In a statement, the governor’s office said they were killed in airstrikes by F-16 jets and Cobra attack helicopters after being spotted in Ovacik district by aerial drones.
“Two male members of the separatist terror organization were neutralized as part of the operation,” the statement said, adding that the security forces also captured weapons.
On Saturday, seven PKK members were killed in Tunceli.
Meanwhile, a suspected terrorist accused of killing four soldiers and injuring another has been arrested in Istanbul, the governor’s office in Hakkari province, southeast Turkey, said Sunday.
The suspect -- identified by the initials E.N.K. -- was detained on Oct. 13 and transferred to Hakkari, a statement said. He is said to be responsible for planting a roadside bomb in Hakarri’s Ceylani village on June 24.
The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU -- resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July last year. Since then, more than 700 security force members have been martyred and around 8,000 PKK terrorists killed or apprehended.