Large number of weapons, ammunitions belonging to PKK seized by police in Turkey’s east
VANTurkish security forces seized a large number of weapons and ammunitions belonging to the outlawed Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) in the eastern province of Van on June 11, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Security forces detected a suspicious lorry while on their patrolling duty and wanted to stop it in Van’s Gürpınar district. The driver of the lorry refused to stop and later eventually escaped. The lorry was later found abandoned in a rural area in the Taşdöndüren neighborhood.
Some 25 infantry rifles, 40 chargers, 197 hand-bombs, five RPG-7 type rocket projectors, 50 anti-tank ammunitions of rocket projector, two Bixi type machine guns, 10 deadshot binoculars, 100 mechanic fuses and 36 packages of plastic explosives were seized during the search in the lorry.
An investigation has been launched into the incident.