Two PKK militants killed in Turkey’s southeast
ŞIRNAKTwo outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were killed in an operation carried out by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) in the Uludere district of the southeastern province of Şırnak.
According to a statement released from the General Staff, the militants were planning to stage attacks on base regions near border and were killed by artillery fire on Aug. 4.
Operations were also carried out in the southeastern province of Hakkari and the eastern provinces of Van and Ağrı.
A homemade explosive was seized in the land searches conducted in Hakkari’s Şemdinli.
Another homemade explosive was found in Van’s Çaldıran and was detonated under control.
Some 42 kilograms of explosives and flammable materials were confiscated in Ağrı’s Doğubayazıt district.