BITLIS, Turkey 

One of three PKK terrorists neutralized by security forces in southeastern Turkey tested positive for the novel coronavirus, local authorities said Sunday.

A family was quarantined after being found to have been in contact with the terrorist, who was tested for the virus prior to their identification.

The virus is thought to have spread among within the terror group via its members coming from Iran.

Local officials in Bitlis said in a statement that the operation also uncovered weapons and ammunition used by the terror group, including bombs and hand grenades.

In a statement, the governor’s office said:

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