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36 PKK terrorists killed during week: Turkish military

Baku, April 8, AZERTAC

A total of 36 PKK terrorists were killed during ongoing counter-terrorism operations in Turkey's southeastern and eastern provinces over the past week, the General Staff said Saturday, according to Anadolu Agency.

The Turkish General Staff said in a statement that 36 terrorists were killed in anti-PKK operations in the Turkish provinces of Diyarbakir, Sirnak, Batman, Tunceli, Hakkari, and Kars from March 31 to April 6.

Security forces also seized 26 infantry rifles, 24 grenades, and three rocket projectiles.

Meanwhile, another 4,913 suspects were captured trying to illegally cross Turkey's borders.

During operations, four Turkish soldiers were martyred and 21 others were injured.

A PKK terrorist, who martyred 11 soldiers in a 1997 attack on a Turkish helicopter in northern Iraq, was also killed in operations in the eastern Tunceli province.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU. It has waged a terror campaign against Turkey for more than 30 years, during which more than 40,000 people have been killed.

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