PKK kidnaps 4 Turks in SE Turkey

Source:Xinhua Published: 2012-10-16 15:26:08

Rebels of the banned Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) kidnapped four people in southeastern Turkey late Monday, private Dogan news agency reported Tuesday.

A group of PKK members blacked a road near Dogan Village in Pervarli town of Siirt province and kidnapped three teachers and one village guard, said the report, adding that the PKK rebels brought them to Herekol Mountain in the region.

An large-scale operation was launched to rescue, according to the report.

The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union, took up arms in 1984 in an attempt to create an ethnic homeland in southeastern Turkey.

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