6 PKK terrorists killed in eastern Turkey
Six PKK terrorists were killed Friday in anti-terror operations in eastern Turkey, the Turkish army announced on its official website Saturday, Anadolu reported.
According to a statement issued by the Turkish General Staff, two terrorists were killed in the Dogubeyazit district of Agri province.
Armed forces killed two others in the Semdinli district of Hakkari province and two others in the Uludere district of Sirnak.
In addition, a civilian was injured in a PKK attack at a checkpoint located in Sirnak, according to the Turkish General Staff.
The Turkish General Staff also provided details about various seizures in the southeastern region.
Four improvised explosive devices, 250 kilograms of ammonium nitrate, 100 meters of cable wire and five kilograms of hemp seeds were seized in Bingol’s Genc district.
Moreover, 10 tubes used to make improvised explosive devices were found in the Tatvan district of Bitlis during a road check.
An explosive device comprising of 10 kilograms of ammonium nitrate was also discovered in Hakkari’s Semdinli district and was destroyed. Some 350 kilograms of powdered marijuana were also seized in Hakkari.
The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the 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.