HAKKARI, Turkey 

Turkish security forces seized on Wednesday arms and ammunition belonging to the PKK terrorist organization in an operation in southeastern Turkey, officials said.

The ammo was seized from a shelter during Operation Yildirim-2 Cilo in Akkus countryside of Hakkari province, local administration said in a statement.

The seized items included two AK-47 Kalashnikov infantry rifles, 100 magazines (ammunition storage and feeding device) and three hand grenades.

In a separate operation in Kisikli village, security forces seized an AK-47 Kalashnikov infantry rifle, 130 magazines, four IEDs, and 36 fuses, among other items.

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 the EU — has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

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