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PKK terrorist ammunitions seized in eastern Turkey

Turkish gendarmerie forces seize ammunition, improvised explosive devices, provisions in anti-terror operation

Jeyhun Aliyev   | 26.11.2019
PKK terrorist ammunitions seized in eastern Turkey

ANKARA

Turkish security forces have seized ammunition belonging to the PKK terror group during an anti-terror operation in the eastern Bitlis province, said local officials on Tuesday.

During an operation conducted in the rural areas of the province on Monday, the gendarmerie forces seized 51 hand grenades, five RPG-7 rocket ammunitions, six RPG-7 rocket propellant cartridges, 9,200 cartridges of various sizes, 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of improvised explosive devices ready to explode, as well as various food and provisions buried in the ground.

Gendarmerie teams also found human bone fragments along with terrorist ammunitions, said the statement from Bitlis Governorate.

In a separate operation in the same province, provincial security forces seized 300 kg (around 661 pounds) of food and provisions buried in the ground, it added.

The security forces will continue to fight terrorism with determination, it added.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

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