Turkey's security forces on Friday have killed five PKK terrorists who were caught as they were placing a handmade explosive on the road in Kamışlı village of Yüksekova district in Turkey's southeastern Hakkari province.
The Turkish Armed Forces announced the operation and the killings of the terrorists through their website. During the operation, Turkish security forces clashed with PKK terrorists, killing five terrorists while also finding a second handmade explosive planted in the area. Both explosives were defused by a bomb squad as no injuries were reported.
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.
The PKK announced on July 11 that the cease-fire which was declared via a message from the PKK's imprisoned leader Abdullah Öcalan in 2013 has ended.
The Turkish Air Force has been carrying airstrikes against the PKK in northern Iraq and the ISIS militants in northern Syria.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU.
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