Turkish forces kill nine PKK terrorists in counter-terror operations

ANI | Updated: Sep 30, 2017 01:26 IST

Ankara [Turkey], September 30 (ANI): At least nine terrorists of the Kurdistan Workers' Party or the PKK have been killed during counter-terror operations in Turkey and northern Iraq.

"Turkish jets targetted the PKK camps in northern Iraq's Avasin-Basyan region and killed three terrorists," the Anadolu Agency quoted Turkish General Staff, as saying, in a statement.

Six other PKK terrorists were killed in another operation conducted in Turkey's southeastern Sirnak province, the statement added.

Meanwhile, the Turkish Interior Ministry has confirmed that the security forces have killed 23 PKK terrorists in ongoing operations in five eastern and southeastern provinces in the last 24 hours.

A number of weapons and pieces of ammunition were also seized during the operations, the statement by the Interior Ministry said.

The Kurdistan Workers' Party or the PKK is listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey.

In the recent past, the clashes between the security forces and the PKK terrorists have intensified, in which more than 1,200 people, including members of security forces and civilians, have lost their lives. (ANI)

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