SHAFAQNA (Shia News Association) — The terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) blocked a road leading to the Diyarbakır-Bingöl Highway on Saturday night and kidnapped a 35-year-old British tourist, the Turkish media reported on Sunday.
A group of terrorists reportedly set a car on fire and kidnapped the tourist from a bus late on Sunday. The tourist, whose name was not immediately available, was en route to Trabzon from Diyarbakır, reports said.
An investigation has been launched into the incident.
The PKK has recently stepped up its campaign of kidnapping civilians, with dozens abducted by the group in the past few weeks.
The PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the EU, NATO and the United States, has been waging a bloody war in Turkey's Southeast since 1984. More than 40,000 people have been killed during the conflict.
The organization is based in northern Iraq and launches attacks on Turkey from its hideouts in the mountainous region spanning the Iraq-Turkey border. The PKK also operates in various European cities. — www.shafaqna.com