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Two PKK terrorists killed in east Turkey

Ongoing counter-terrorism operation conducted in Tunceli province, officials say

07.05.2016
Two PKK terrorists killed in east Turkey

TUNCELI, Turkey

Two PKK terrorists have been killed by security forces in the eastern Turkish province of Tunceli, officials said Saturday.

In a statement, the provincial governor’s office said the deaths occurred during a counter-terrorism operation around the village of Okurlar on Friday and Saturday.

Arms were also recovered, the statement added.

The PKK - listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU - resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015. Since then, more than 430 security personnel have been martyred and more than 3,800 PKK terrorists killed.

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