15 PKK terrorists killed in southeastern Turkey

– PKK shelters, gun emplacements destroyed in Sirnak operation, says military

– Fifteen suspected PKK terrorists were killed in an air-backed operation in southeastern Turkey on Sunday, according to a military statement, reported Anadolu Agency.

The Turkish Armed Forces said 15 PKK terrorists were “neutralized” and others wounded in the operation in Sirnak province.

During the operation, PKK shelters and gun emplacements were also destroyed, the statement added.

– Late Saturday in the eastern Bingol province, a Turkish police officer was martyred and 10 people were wounded in a PKK terrorist attack, security sources said.

PKK terrorists detonated a bomb-laden vehicle as a police vehicle carrying officers passed a crossway to the entrance of Bingol, according to the security sources who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

All of the injured, including six police, sustained non-life-threatening wounds and have been taken to local hospitals, the sources said.

An operation has been launched to apprehend the perpetrators.

Meanwhile, PKK terrorists were neutralized Saturday in the eastern province of Tunceli, the governorate there said.

The PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU — resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015. Since then, PKK terrorist attacks martyred more than 700 security personnel and also claimed the lives of many civilians, including women and children, while nearly 8,000 PKK terrorists were killed in army operations.