7 PKK terrorists 'neutralized' in southeast Turkey

Anti-terror operation ongoing in Tunceli province, governor's office says

7 PKK terrorists 'neutralized' in southeast Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least seven PKK terrorists were "neutralized" during security operations in the southeastern province of Tunceli, the regional governor’s office said late Tuesday.

An air-supported anti-terror operation started in the Bali Deresi region Nov. 7 after security forces located a group of terrorists, the office said in a written statement. 

Seven bodies, including one female, were found in a field, following the operation, and sent to Tunceli State Hospital for preliminary autopsies.

Security forces seized infantry rifles, other heavy weapons and mines. Two shelters used by the terrorists were also destroyed.

The operation in the region remains ongoing, the statement said. 

The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July last year.

Since then, PKK terrorist attacks killed more than 700 security personnel and also claimed the lives of many civilians, including women and children, while nearly 8,000 PKK terrorists were killed in army operations.

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