PKK rebels kidnap 2 teachers in southeastern Turkey

PKK rebels kidnap 2 teachers in southeastern Turkey
# 23 September 2012 00:00 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. A group of rebels from the outlawed Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) kidnapped two teachers in southeastern Turkey on Saturday, APA reports citing private Dogan news agency.

The PKK rebels blocked a road in Senyayla village of Kulp town of Diyarbakir province and stopped a car coming from neighboring Mus province, said the report, adding that they kidnapped the two male teachers with the threat of weapons.

The The PKK rebels brought the teachers into a forest in the region, said the report.

Meanwhile, the Turkish security forces killed one PKK member in a clash in Ortacak Region in Bingol province of eastern Turkey late Friday night after one village guard was killed and two Turkish soldiers wounded in the province, said a statement released by Bingol Governor’s Office on Saturday.

A total of 330 PKK militants were killed in 974 military operations from February to August this year, according to a statement issued by the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces.

The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union, took up arms in 1984 in an attempt to create an ethnic homeland in southeastern Turkey.
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