Turkish security forces raided a PKK hideout and seized improvised explosive devices on Thursday.
In the operation conducted in Yüksekova district of eastern Hakkari province, the forces seized 10 kilograms of A-4 plastic explosives, two tons of ammonium nitrate,
55 nail-covered teapots filled with explosives,
two big packages of nails to be used in other cluster bombs,
many mortar shells, and other types of improvised explosives.
Turkish security forces also found an underground tunnel dug by the terrorists.
The Turkish government has intensified its counterterror operations following the recent attacks carried out by the PKK, which is recognized as a terrorist organization by the U.S., the EU and Turkey.
Formed in 1978, the terrorist group has been fighting the Turkish government for an independent state until the early 2000's. The group then shifted its goal to autonomy in predominately Kurdish inhabited regions of Turkey.