facebook
twitter
search
search

Terrorists kidnap 10 villagers in Turkey

May 25, 2012 at 8:24 AM

ANKARA, Turkey, May 25 (UPI) -- Ten villagers in a predominantly Kurdish province in Turkey were kidnapped by members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party, residents said.

They told Turkey's Hurriyet Daily News the nine men and one woman were abducted earlier this week in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir.

The party, known as the PKK and labeled a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States, reportedly threatened to kill the 10 if villagers told security officials of the kidnappings, Today's Zaman reported Friday.

The PKK has been waging war in Turkey's southeast since 1984.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Greeks vote overwhelmingly to reject creditors' bailout
Russian resupply spacecraft docks onto ISS to deliver needed provisions
Maine reports first fireworks fatality since 2012 legalization
Third disturbance in four days erupts at Arizona prison
Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa targeted heavily in airstrikes