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36 PKK terrorists have been killed, 21 hideouts and shelters used by the terrorists have been destroyed in anti-terror operations in southeast Turkey in the past week, the military said on Saturday. reports that according to the military statement, Turkish forces in Diyarbakır's Kulp, Lice and Hani districts, Şırnak's Beytüşşebap district, Batman's Gercüş district, Tunceli's Merkez district, Hakkari's Yüksekova District and Kars's Sarıkamış district conducted counter-terror operations, killing a total of 36 terrorists.

The military seized 26 infantry rifles, a machine gun, 47 hand grenades, three rocket launchers, and destroyed 10 mines and 11 improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Additionally, 850 kilograms of ammonium nitrate, 20 kilograms of TNT, ammunition and cables, fuse and explosives used to make IEDs have been seized, the military added.

Meanwhile, Turkish security forces have also targeted tobacco and narcotics smuggling activities of the PKK, which provide a significant income for the terrorist organization. In this regard, four kilograms of heroine, 156 kilograms of powder hashish and 25,300 packages of smuggled cigarettes have been confiscated.

2017.04.08 / 16:59
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