At least 2 PKK terrorists killed in southeast Turkey

11 improvised explosive devices also destroyed in controlled explosion in Sirnak province, Governor’s Office says

Ersin Çelik
15:11 - 15/09/2017 Friday
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Turkish security forces killed at least two PKK terrorists in southeastern province on Friday, Governor’s Office said.

According to the statement issued by Sirnak Governor’s Office, Gendarme forces performed a counter-terrorism operation in Silopi district of the province.

It said 11 improvised explosive devices recovered in the operation were destroyed in controlled explosions.

The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization also by the U.S. and the EU -- resumed its armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015. Since then, it has been responsible for the deaths of some 1,200 Turkish security personnel and civilians, including a number of women and children.

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