Turkish military captures 24 PKK terrorists in operation

Sat 17 November 2012 05:57 GMT | 05:57 Local Time

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24 Kurdistan Workers’ Party terrorists captured by Turkish military

The Turkish military has captured 24 Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists in ongoing operations in rural areas of the eastern province of Tunceli over the past two days.

The operations come on the heels of an investigation of the killing of a public prosecutor in the Ovacık district of the province two months ago.

Security officials obtained intelligence about the whereabouts of a group of terrorists who were believed to have been involved in the murder of Ovacık Chief Public Prosecutor Murat Uzun, and launched an operation.

Clashes between PKK terrorists and security forces left two terrorists dead on Thursday.

A statement from the Tunceli Governor’s Office on Friday said security forces had captured 24 PKK terrorists in a rural area of Ovacık in the ongoing operations, which began on Thursday. Furthermore, one civilian who was believed to have helped the PKK terrorists in the region was also detained.

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