27 PKK terrorists killed: Turkish General Staff

The Turkish General Staff announced on Sunday that a total number of 27 PKK terrorists were killed in operations in the southeastern provinces of Mardin, Sirnak, and Hakkari on Saturday.

The General Staff website reported that six PKK terrorists were killed in Mardin province's Nusaybin district, four were killed in Sirnak province, and 17 were killed in Hakkari province's Yuksekova district.

Many Kalashnikov rifles, magazines, walkie-talkies, and grenades were seized. In addition, many hand-made explosives were disposed of.

Meanwhile security forces seized 92 pieces of rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) ammo, 5,500 Dragunov sniper rifle bullets, and 137 grenades during an off-road search in Hakkari province's Cukurca district.

Tension is high in southeastern Turkey since the PKK - listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. and the EU - resumed its 30-year armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015.

Since then, over 350 members of the security forces have been martyred and thousands of PKK terrorists killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq.

Source: Anadolu Agency