8 May 2012, Tuesday /TODAY’S ZAMAN
Security forces killed five terrorists of the outlawed Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) during a clash in the district of Tatvan, located in the eastern province of Bitlis, early on Tuesday.
Two of the terrorists killed were female. The clash took place during a routine search operation in rural areas of Tatvan. According a written statement revealed by the Bitlis Governor’s Office, the security forces confronted a group of terrorists in the village of Yediören. When asked by the security forces to surrender, the terrorists opened fire and a clash erupted. Security forces then launched an operation in the area. Three other PKK terrorists were killed in Siirt on Monday during clashes between the PKK and security forces. The PKK is a terrorist organization which has been engaged in an armed struggle against the Turkish state for an independent Kurdistan since 1984.