Turkish security forces kill PKK extremist

Counterextremism operations ongoing in Bitlis province, eastern Turkey 

Turkish security forces kill PKK extremist

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish security forces have killed one PKK extremist in the east of the country, Bitlis regional governor's office said on Monday.

Officers from Bitlis’s Gendarmerie Regional Command killed the extremist near Yesilsirt village early on Sunday.

One M-16 infantry rifle, two hand grenades and a walkie-talkie were seized during the operation.

The statement added counterextremism operations would continue to maintain peace and security.

For more than 30 years, the PKK has waged a extrem campaign against Turkey leading to the deaths of more than 40,000 people -- security forces and civilians alike -- including more than 1,200 since July 2015 alone.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Kasım 2017, 10:37