LOCAL > PKK attacks funeral convoy, kidnaps three in eastern Turkey


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Handout by Turkish Armed Forces

Handout by Turkish Armed Forces

Suspected members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) have attacked a funeral convoy in the eastern province of Bitlis, kidnapping two civilians and one soldier, private broadcaster NTV reported on its website today.
The convoy, including voluntary village guards, was headed to the town center to bury the body when PKK members attacked the vehicles. Two village guards, one of them retired, were wounded in the attack.
PKK members then captured one soldier and two teachers and fled the scene.
Operations continue in the area to locate the hostages, as well as the assailants. 

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.


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dario Kurd

6/22/2012 7:07:04 PM

PKK carried arm to defend Kurdistan from Turkish opression..once Turkish army stop operations in Kurdish area. Kurdish people will then ask PKK to stop too. So Turk state should chose peace through actions not words.. Kurdish still is not second official language in Turkey, talk about Kurdish autonomy land u in jail, Kurdish town names have not been restored ..Kurdish elected mayors are still in jail, kurdish childern cannot have Kurdish names..so how u can expect Kurds not to support PKK

john albay

6/22/2012 1:39:35 PM

The PKK and its supporters must be wiped off the face of the map. We must not rest until the last PKK terrorist is killed or they lay down their arms and we Turks and kurds can live in peace in our own country.
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