Ten villagers reportedly kidnapped by suspected PKK terrorists

PKK terrorists have reportedly stormed a village and kidnapped ten people in Turkey’s southeast, the village headman told the Anadolu Agency.

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Aziz Dogan said PKK terrorists raided on Tuesday night two houses in Bayirli village of the Lice town, kidnapping members from two families including a woman and a guest staying in one of the houses. Dogan said kidnapped villagers haven’t been heard of since then.

The PKK, is a terrorist organization which has since 1984 been fighting an armed struggle against the Turkish state for an independent state. PKK killed around 30,000 Turkish soldiers, policemen, village guards, teachers, engineers and other Turkish citizens in the past 28 years. The terrorist organization also kidnapped and tortured many Kurdish and Turkish people in the southern province of Turkey. PKK is listed as a terrorist organization internationally by a number of states and organizations, including the United States and the European Union.

25 May 2012
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