13 PKK terrorists were killed during four separate anti-terrorism operations in eastern Turkey Saturday, according to regional governor offices and military.
Seven terrorists were killed, one surrendered and another nabbed by security forces during ongoing anti-PKK operations in Lice district of southeastern Diyarbakir province, the local governorship said in a statement.
The Turkish General Staff in its statement said the army killed two others in the Hozat district of eastern Tunceli province.
Meanwhile, in Cukurca district of southeastern Hakkari province, two more terrorists were killed and another injured by a Turkish drone, an army source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, said.
Also, the governor’s office in southeastern Sirnak province announced that two terrorists were killed during ongoing anti-PKK operations.
During the operations, improvised explosive devices were also destroyed and a cache of weapons, ammunition and explosive materials were also seized.
The PKK – listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US, and EU – resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July last year. Since then, more than 300 civilians and nearly 800 security personnel have been martyred. Around 8,000 PKK terrorists have been killed or apprehended.