53 PKK terrorists killed, 185 Daesh suspects detained in a week, int. ministry says

Published 24.04.2017 13:56
Updated 24.04.2017 21:06
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A total of 53 PKK terrorists have been killed, and hundreds of other terrorists from Daesh and other groups have been detained in a week, a statement by the interior ministry said Monday.

According to the statement, security forces have carried out 321 operations targeting the terrorists between April 17 and 24.

185 suspects with links to Daesh terrorist organization have been detained, while 26 other suspects with links to other terror groups have been detained.

Security forces have also captured 13 PKK terrorists, and seized 2 tons of chemicals used in explosives making, 65 hand grenades and 77 weapons, the statement added.

A total of 63 hideouts have been destroyed, while 30 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and mines have been destroyed.

Security forces have also carried out 613 narcotics operations in 73 provinces, targeting the terrorists.

In these operations they reportedly seized 2,900,000 kilograms of hashish, 94 kilograms of heroin, 5,600 kilograms of cocaine, 12 kilograms of methamphetamine, 45,295 kilograms of cannabis, as well as smuggled cigarettes and more.

The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S., EU and Turkey, claims to fight for Kurdish self-rule in southeastern Turkey, and has killed thousands of civilians in more than three decades of terror attacks. More than 4,000 security personnel and over 2,000 civilians have also been injured by the terrorist group.

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