PKK kidnaps one soldier, two civilians
Handout photo from the Turkish Armed ForcesMembers of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) kidnapped three people last night in Diyarbakır province of southeast Turkey, Doğan news agency reported.
PKK militants first blocked a highway near the town of Lice, stopping over 30 cars. They forced everyone to step out of the vehicles.
After conducting an ID search, the militants spoke about the terrorist organization for some time.
PKK militants forced three people into the woods, including a gendarmerie private who was on his way to visit his family in Gaziantep.
A series of operations have been kicked off in the area to retrieve the hostages.