PKK militant with million-lira bounty on head killed in Turkey’s east
BİTLİSA militant from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) who was sought with a reward of 1 million Turkish Liras has been killed in the eastern province of Bitlis.
Cahit Beyhan, who was sought with a green arrest warrant, was killed in rural Bitlis alongside three other militants.
“As part of ongoing operations, a total of four members of the separatist terrorist organization [PKK] were killed, including Cahit Beyhan, codenamed ‘Seyit,’” a statement released from the Bitlis Governor’s Office read, adding that the operations in the region were continuing with aerial support.
Elsewhere, two militants were “neutralized” in the Uludere district of the southeastern province of Şırnak. Another PKK militant was caught wounded.
“The operations in the area are continuing with great determination,” the statement released from the Şırnak Governor’s Office read, adding that weapons were also seized alongside the wounded militant.
Meanwhile, a soldier was killed and another one was wounded in an attack by PKK militants in the Genç district of the eastern province of Bingöl on Oct. 25. Militants detonated a home-made explosive near the Yeniyazı village while a military vehicle was passing by at around 11 a.m., Doğan News Agency reported.
Clashes erupted after the explosion and one soldier was killed and another was wounded as a result, Anadolu Agency reported. The wounded soldier was taken to a hospital and his condition was not said to be life-threatening.
An operation was launched in the area to apprehend the militants involved in the attack.
Separately, the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) exhibited weapons that were confiscated in the security operations carried out in the Çukurca district of the eastern province of Hakkari. According to the TSK, a total of 337 PKK militants have been killed in operations since Aug. 30, which is when the operations were launched.
The army also said “significant regions have been cleared of PKK militants” and that clashes were continuing in several regions between security forces and PKK militants.