Kurdish rebels abduct three people in SE Turkey

July 10, 2011 16:37

ISTANBUL - Kurdish rebels were suspected of abducting two soldiers and a health officer at gunpoint after their vehicles were found abandoned on a highway in southeast Turkey, the governor of Diyarbakir province said on Sunday.

The kidnapping took place near Lice town on Saturday evening.

"Vehicles of a sergeant major, a specialized sergeant and a health officer were found in the region," Governor Mustafa Toprak said. A search, backed by air support, has been launched, according to Firat news agency.

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