Security forces have defused 50 kilograms of explosives
in the eastern province of Tunceli which were planted by suspected members of
the outlawed Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK), daily Hürriyet reported today.
Military forces reportedly discovered the explosives on a
road while conducting an operation against PKK militants at around 5:30 a.m.
this morning after locating a group of militants near the Uzuntarla area.
Bomb squads were immediately dispatched to the scene and
deactivated the explosives which were planted on three plots two meters apart
on the road.
Officials reported that the high-explosive bombs were
prepared so that they could be detonated by both remote control and cable
Tunceli Gov. Mustafa Taşkesen said operations launched by
security forces were still continuing, according to reports.