ANKARA 

Turkish gendarmerie forces seized a cache of ammunition and explosives belonging to the PKK terror group in eastern Bitlis province, said the provincial governorate on Tuesday.

This came after the security forces in Mutki district found two terrorists shelters during an operation in the rural area of Kulluce village, a statement by the governor’s office said.

Three hand grenades, 687 rifle cartridges and medicines were seized in hidden shelters.

Some of the materials were stored as evidence, others were destroyed and shelters used by the terror group were made unusable.

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 nearly 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

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