HAKKARI, ADIYAMAN, Turkey
At least 10 suspected militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Worker’s Party, or PKK, have been killed in clashes with security forces in southeastern Turkey, security sources said Thursday.
Eight of them were killed during a military operation in the Semdinli district of Hakkari province late Wednesday and another two were killed in Adiyaman province in a separate military operation.
Security sources said dozens of troops and special forces, supported by drones, engaged in the firefight in Adiyaman province. Two soldiers were slightly injured in the operation, the sources added.
At least 440 suspected PKK militants have been killed and 400 others have been injured in operations carried out by Turkish security forces between July 7 and August 17, figures compiled by Anadolu Agency have revealed.
PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.