9 PKK militants killed in airstrike in northern Iraq

9 PKK militants killed in airstrike in northern Iraq

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
9 PKK militants killed in airstrike in northern Iraq A total of nine outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were killed in northern Iraq’s Zap area late on July 25, the Turkish General Staff has said in a statement.

Turkish jets conducted an airstrike on PKK militant targets as the militants were preparing to attack Turkish bases, according to the statement.

The jets returned home safely, it added.

Moreover, two PKK militants were “neutralized” in the southeastern province of Şırnak, according to the Şırnak’s Governorate’s Office.

Militants were “neutralized” with their weapons in Şırnak’s Beytüşebap district as part of an operation that started in the region on July 21.

Authorities use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply that the militants in question have been killed, wounded or captured.

Meanwhile, PKK militants attacked the building of police directorate in Yenişehir district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır late on July 25. No injuries or casualties were reported.

PKK militants opened fire with long-barreled weapons and threw a grenade to a building. Security forces immediately responded against the attack as militants escaped from the scene.

No injuries or casualties were reported as the grenade did not explode. The bomb squad annihilated the grenade at the scene. An operation was started for the apprehended militants.