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Turkish army says PKK abducted two people

21 May 2015 3:10


Turkey’s armed forces have proclaimed that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has abducted two people, including a soldier, in the country’s east.

Members of the PKK “have kidnapped two people, including a specialist gendarmerie corporal, in the area between Merkez Mescitli village and Bostankent village in the province of Muş,” the General Staff of Turkey’s armed forces said in a statement released on Wednesday.

An investigation into the incident is being carried out, the statement added.

The Muş governorate reported the soldier missing on Tuesday and blamed the incident on the PKK. The group, however, has not claimed responsibility for the alleged abduction case.

The fresh allegation comes amid rising tensions between Ankara and the Kurdish minority.

Earlier this week, the offices of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democracy Party were hit by explosions in Turkey’s southern cities of Adana and Mersin, leaving several people wounded.

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