Three PKK terrorists were neutralized in eastern Turkey following an ongoing anti-terror operation, the Turkish Interior Ministry announced on Sunday.

“In an air-backed operation by the Provincial Gendarmerie Command, three terrorists were neutralized in the Senyayla region of Mus [province],” the ministry said in an official statement.

It added that the terrorists were the perpetrators of a deadly attack that took place on Sept. 12 in which seven civilians were killed and ten others wounded by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Diyarbakir province in southeastern Turkey.

Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in statements to imply the

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