ANKARA

Turkey neutralized two terrorists in eastern Agri province, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.

The terrorists were neutralized during commando units’ operations carried out in rural areas of Agri’s Dogubayazit district, as part of domestic security operations, the ministry said on Twitter.

Two rocket launchers and ammunitions were seized in the operation.

Authorities often use the term “neutralized” in statements to imply terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

Although the statement did not mention any specific terrorist group, Turkish forces have been conducting operations against the PKK terrorist organization and its branches as part of cross-border and domestic anti-terror operations.

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

*Writing by Firdevs Bulut.

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