One of two PKK terrorists neutralized Thursday in southeastern Turkey had taken part in two deadly attacks on workers earlier this year, according to Turkey’s Interior Ministry. 

Ahmet Cagdavul, codnamed Baran Kici, was neutralized in Sirnak through a joint operation of Turkish intelligence and gendarmerie with air support, said a ministry statement Friday.

He had participated in two attacks in Silopi this year, in May and June, which martyred a total of five workers, including four road construction workers slain by an IED.

Turkish authorities use the term “neutralize” to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

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.

* Written by Ahmet Gencturk in Ankara

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