Armed men attacked two vil­lages in Tunceli

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Two vil­lages in the east­ern prov­ince of Tunceli were attacked to­day. The lat­est tar­get was a pri­vate chrome min­ing com­pany in Kırk­lare, a vil­lage in the Pu­lu­mur dis­trict.

The armed at­tack­ers burned the work­site build­ing and six ve­hi­cles with­out in­jur­ing any­one, be­fore kid­nap­ping a num­ber of work­ers.

The Tunceli Gen­darmerie Re­gional Com­mand im­me­di­ately sent Sikosky chop­pers to the area for a res­cue op­er­a­tion. It is not yet known whether the at­tack­ers are linked to the Kur­dis­tan Work­ers’ Party (PKK).

Ear­lier in the day, another vil­lage in Pu­lu­mur was attacked by an uniden­ti­fied per­son or per­sons. As­sailants fired on houses ran­domly with Kalash­nikovs, but no in­juries were re­ported. Se­cu­rity forces were dis­patched to the vil­lage.

Mean­while, a group of mil­i­tants kid­napped the su­per­vi­sor of a mil­i­tary con­struc­tion project in the east­ern prov­ince of Tunceli, af­ter set­ting fire to his pickup truck.

Gen­darmerie Spe­cial Forces teams are con­duct­ing a res­cue op­er­a­tion to find the man, who has been iden­ti­fied as Ab­dul­lah Basyigit, and the five mil­i­tants who kid­napped him. The in­ci­dent took place in Kay­maztepe, a vil­lage in the Pu­lu­mur dis­trict, on June 25.

The mil­i­tants are linked to the out­lawed Kur­dis­tan Work­ers’ Party (PKK), Do­gan news agency re­ports claim. Sep­a­rately, in another east­ern prov­ince, Erzu­rum, four trucks and a heavy con­struc­tion ve­hi­cle were set alight by un­known peo­ple on the night of June 25.

Af­ter the at­tacks, Turk­ish pres­i­dent, Re­cep Tayyip Er­do­gan, said that th­ese at­tacks were in­tended to dis­rupt the Peace Process and warned the Turk­ish peo­ple of con­spir­a­cies.

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