World Bulletin/News Desk
Security forces captured 24 militants and seized 23 weapons, four hand grenades and large amount of ammunition during operations staged in eastern Tunceli province on November 15 and 16.
Tunceli Governor's Office stated on Saturday that the security forces launched operations in rural areas in Karagol district of Ovacik town in Tunceli, and captured 24 militants, four of whom were women, while seizing large amount of ammunition including rifles and hand grenades.
Security forces initiated the operations after interrogating a PKK member and another person who was aiding and abetting the militants.
During the operation, militants opened fire when security forces warned them to surrender. After the operation which took 20 hours, the militants surrendered.Last Mod: 17 Kasım 2012, 12:45