HAKKARI, Turkey

Turkish security forces seized arms and ammunition belonging to PKK terrorists in the southeastern Hakkari province, local administration said on Monday.

In a statement, the Hakkari Governorship said the provincial police and gendarmerie forces detected a hideout in the rural areas of Kisirli village.

On Sunday, two wanted PKK terrorists were captured dead in the region as part of the ongoing Yildirim-2 Cilo anti-terror operation.

Security forces seized two AK-47 Kalashnikov infantry rifles, 100 magazines, an assault vest, two backpacks, two ampermeters, a receiver-transmitter belonging to the handmade explosives, a recorder and several survival supplies, the statement said.

The operation is ongoing in the region, it added.

This summer, Turkey has launched a series of security operations to neutralize terrorists believed to be hiding out in the country’s east and southeast.

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.

*Writing by Gozde Bayar

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