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Turkish police capture PKK militant with explosives
File photo shows a member of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
File photo shows a member of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
Sun Sep 9, 2012 2:38AM
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Turkish security forces have arrested a member of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southern province of Antalya and seized about 30 kilograms of explosives from him.


Police officers nabbed the militant during an operation in the Taurus Mountains on Saturday, the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported.

The operation was launched following the interrogation of Yunus Cicek -- the accomplice in a landmine attack on a military bus in the Aegean province of Izmir carried out on August 9.

Cicek was captured wounded during a firefight with security forces at a checkpoint in the southeastern province of Sanliurfa on September 2.

Another militant, the alleged perpetrator of the Izmir attack, was killed in the exchange of fire.

The PKK has been fighting for an autonomous Kurdish region inside Turkey since the 1980s.

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