Four PKK militants killed in cell house in Turkey’s southeast
AA photoFour outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants were killed in a house raid in the Viranşehir district of the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa on Dec. 3.
The operation came after counter-terrorism police and special forces teams detected that militants, including two women from the PKK’s mountain group, were hiding in the house and were allegedly preparing an attack.
Arriving at the scene to capture the militants, forces called on the militants to surrender, after which an armed clash occurred in which the militants were killed.
In an earlier inspection at the house, explosives were found to be planted in traps, so bomb disposal teams were dispatched to the area. After the explosives were detonated, police teams found additional explosives, arms and ammunition in the building.
Meanwhile, in the Sur district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, gendarmerie teams conducted a raid at an address on Dec. 3 and seized 2.5 tons of explosives. Two people were detained in the operation and 2,400 kilograms of ammonium nitrate explosive materials were seized, in addition to 100 kilograms of unidentified explosive materials.