The security forces carried out the operation after getting the intelligence information stating that the PKK militants were planning to carry out a bomb attack in the city center, Daily Sabah reports.
Earlier in the day, local media reported that Turkish security forces had killed 17 PKK fighters and captured 10 more over the past week in a number of counter-terrorism operations across the country.
Tensions between Ankara and the Kurdish pro-independence PKK escalated in 2015, after a ceasefire between the two sides collapsed over a series of terror attacks allegedly committed by PKK members. The Turkish forces are currently involved in anti-PKK raids across the country, as well as against Kurdish positions in neighboring Syria and Iraq.
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