Turkish security forces seized various types of arms and ammunition belonging to the PKK terror group in northern Iraq, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Monday.

This came during reconnaissance and surveillance operations conducted in the Avashin-Basyan region, a ministry statement said.

Among the captured items were 3 AK-47 Kalashnikov infantry rifles, 1 M-16 infantry rifles, 13 hand grenades, 7 RPG-7 rockets, 6 RPG-7 propelling cartridges, 600 rounds of ammunition for PK machine gun, 7 grenades, two binoculars, two cameras, and a large amount of life-sustaining materials.

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.

* Writing by Ahmet Gencturk

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