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PKK member kidnap two workers in eastern Turkey

Turkey Materials 14 July 2011 17:35
A group of rebels of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) kidnapped two workers in Turkey's eastern province of Tunceli on Thursday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.
PKK member kidnap two workers in eastern Turkey

A group of rebels of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) kidnapped two workers in Turkey's eastern province of Tunceli on Thursday, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.

The PKK militants blocked Turnceli-Ovacik road, stopped a vehicle, and abducted two workers in the vehicle, the report said, adding that there were three people inside the vehicle who work on the worksite of a military building in Ovacik in Tunceli, Xinhua reported.

Listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union, the banned PKK took up arms in 1984 to create an ethnic homeland in southeastern Turkey. Some 40,000 people have been killed in conflicts involving the PKK for the past over two decades.

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