Ammunition belonging to PKK terrorists seized in Diyarbakir

Turkish security forces seize ammunition, documents belonging to terrorist organisation PKK during operations in southeastern province of Diyarbakir

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Weapons belonging to the PKK terrorist organization which were seized by security forces earlier on Oct.14 in Diyarbakir are seen in this file photo.

Diyarbakir Chief Public Prosecutors office said in a statement on Friday that Turkish security forces seized a large amount of ammunitions and several documents belonging to terrorist organization PKK in Sur district of the Diyarbakir province.

According to the statement, the police forces discovered one rocket launcher, six Kalashnikov rifles, 12 shotguns and several improvised explosive devices along with a large quantity of materials used in bomb making.

The statement said that many organizational documents of the terrorist group and drugs were also found.

Following the operation, seventeen suspects were sent to the court over the charges of being a member of the terrorist organization and of supporting it.

All of the suspects were reportedly arrested after their trial.

The statement also said that the investigations by the security forces against the terror group PKK are still ongoing.

The PKK is recognised as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US, EU and the UK.

PKK terror attacks have killed 142 security officials and over 30 civilians since the PKK’s umbrella organisation, the KCK, unilaterally ended a two-year-long cease fire with the government on July 11.

Gendarmerie seize 350 kilogrammes of explosives in Sanliurfa

In another anti-terror operation in Turkey’s southeast on Friday, huge amount of explosives were found and destroyed in Sanliurfa province, which borders Syria.

The security forces patrolling in district of Ceylanpinar noticed some cables on the road and ultimately seized two improvised explosive devices weighing around 350 kilogrammes.

After taking necessary security measures in the region and blocking the road, the gendarmerie launched a wide scale investigation over the incident.

TRTWorld and agencies