Turkish military 'neutralizes' 6 PKK terrorists, says National Defense Ministry

Turkish military
# 17 February 2024 23:04 (UTC +04:00)

The Turkish military "neutralized" six members of the PKK terrorist organization in the Operation Claw-Lock zone, which also claimed the life of one soldier, the country's National Defense Ministry said on Saturday, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

The ministry said in a statement that PKK terrorists attempted to infiltrate the base in the Operation Claw-Lock zone, but were intercepted by Turkish security forces, who neutralized six terrorists.

One Turkish soldier was killed during the exchange of fire, and another was injured, it added.

"Our injured personnel has been immediately transported to the hospital and treatment has commenced,” it said.

Turkish authorities use the term "neutralize" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

It added that operations in the region are ongoing.