11 PKK militants killed in Turkey’s southeast
AA photoA total of eleven outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were killed in operations in the southeastern provinces of Bitlis and Diyarbakır, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Gendarmerie teams engaged in an armed clash with a group of PKK militants on Feb. 24 in a forested area in Bitlis. 10 PKK militants were killed and another two were captured in the operation. One soldier and one village guard were also wounded in the clashes.
Separately, one PKK militant was killed and another was captured during operations in the rural of Lice, Kulp, Silvan and Hazro districts of Diyarbakır, the governor’s office said on Feb. 25.
According to the statement, one gun, two clips and one hand-grenade were seized. A vehicle used by the militants and 250 kilograms of cannabis were also seized during searches nearby.