Police capture a PKK militant with explosives
Handout photo by Turkish Armed ForcesPolice have captured a suspected member of the outlawed Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) and seized 30 kilograms of explosives in an operation conducted in the southern province of Antalya, according to daily Hürriyet.
Security forces launched the operation in the Taurus Mountains following information gathered from the questioning of a militant,Yunus Çiçek, who was reportedly responsible for a deadly Aug. 9 landmine attack on a military bus in the Aegean province of İzmir.
Suicide weapons also were seized by police during the operation.
Çiçek was captured wounded and another militant, the alleged perpetrator of the İzmir attack, was killed in a firefight with security forces at a checkpoint in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa on Sept. 2.