Turkish security forces discover bombs hidden inside diapers, nab PKK terrorist suspects
Turkish security forces discovered explosives hidden inside a bag of diapers after detaining three YPG/PKK terrorists, who entered the country across the Syrian border, reports said Wednesday.
Mardin Police nabbed the three terrorists, who infiltrated a group of migrant and refugee families to enter Turkey, Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.
They found the pipe-type bombs hidden inside a bag filled with diapers, allegedly to be used by the PKK to carry out attacks in urban areas.
The terrorists were referred to the court, which ruled for their arrest and sent them to prison.
Meanwhile, Turkish security forces arrested eight other suspects in a counterterrorism operation against the PKK terrorist group in Istanbul.
Sources told AA that the anti-terror units launched operations on 13 different locations in the city's Sultanbeyli and Çekmeköy districts.
They carried out simultaneous raids, confiscating firearms, organizational documents, books and digital materials.
Turkey has stepped up its fight against PKK terrorists, with security forces carrying out counterterrorism raids and operations to clear terrorists and hold terrorist supporters accountable.
Over the course of its decadeslong terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union – has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people, including women and children.