36 PKK militants killed in one week: Turkish military
ANKARA – Anadolu AgencyA total of 36 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were killed during ongoing operations in Turkey’s southeastern and eastern provinces over the past week, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement on April 8.
Security forces also seized 26 infantry rifles, 24 grenades and three rocket projectiles.
During operations, four Turkish soldiers were killed and 21 others were injured.
A PKK militant, who killed 11 soldiers in a 1997 attack on a Turkish helicopter in northern Iraq, was also killed in operations in Tunceli.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU.