GENDARME DETAIN 2 PKK SUSPECTS IN SE TURKEY

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Two PKK terrorists accused of plotting suicide attacks were detained by Turkey's gendarme Wednesday in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, the governor's office said. The two terrorists received target practice and equipment, and nine pistol cartridges were found at their home by the gendarme, said a statement by the governor's office. Numerous arrests have been carried out across Turkey since a July 2015 suicide bombing which killed 33 people and injured hundreds in the Suruc district of the Sanliurfa province near the Syrian border.

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 have martyred more than 600 security personnel and also claimed the lives of numerous civilians, including women and children, while more than 7,000 PKK terrorists have been killed in army operations.