PKK blocks Tunceli road to torch trucks, kidnaps driver
TUNCELİ - Doğan News AgencyMembers of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) blocked the southeastern Tunceli-Erzincan highway Aug. 29 at around 7:30 p.m. and torched four trucks, one of them a fuel tanker.
A 10-member group from the PKK blocked the road at its 15th kilometer near the Söğütlüçeşme area, stopping vehicles and checking passengers’ and drivers’ identification cards. Then they gathered all the passengers and drivers in one spot and voiced organizational propaganda. While they allowed small vehicles to pass, the PKK group held four vehicles including a fuel tanker and set them on fire on the road before fleeing.
Meanwhile, a group from the PKK torched an earth mover belonging to a private firm on the Şırnak highway and kidnapped its driver, Ali Nas.