BITLIS, Turkey

Security forces have seized 290 kilograms (639 pounds) of improvised explosive devices, technical materials, and other explosive goods belonging to the PKK terror group in southeastern Turkey, according to the governor’s office.

The statement said that in two different operations on Sunday and Monday the provincial gendarmerie command in Bitlis and Tatvan found the explosives buried in the ground.

During the operation, detonators, gas cylinders, cans, nylon, ammonium nitrate, plastic explosives, and walkie-talkies were also found, the statement said, adding that the explosives were also destroyed.

The statement said security forces will resolutely continue the fight against terrorism with the support of the people of the region.

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

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