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Turkish anti-terror operation ends in shootout

Turkish anti-terror operation ends in shootout
Security forces kill two PKK terrorists in Sirnak province

By Mehmet Salih Bastug, Soner Kilinc

SIRNAK, Turkey (AA) – Two members of Turkey’s security forces were wounded and two PKK terrorists killed in a clash in the country’s southeast, security sources said on Wednesday.

According to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, Turkish forces launched an operation on Wednesday morning after receiving information that there were PKK members in a house in Kuyulu village, located in the Idil district of Sirnak province.

A gunfight erupted, said the sources, after terrorists opened fire following calls to surrender. Two members of the security forces were slightly wounded and two terrorists killed.

The injured are being treated at a state hospital in Idil.

The PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU – resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015.

Since then, more than 500 security personnel, including troops, police officers and village guards have been martyred and over 4,900 PKK terrorists killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq.

-Anadolu Agency correspondent Servet Gunerigok contributed to this report from Ankara.

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