The office of Turkey’s Chief of Staff has reported that two PKK terrorists stole a car from government electricians and abducted a girl in Mus on April 28, in a statement on their website.
On the afternoon of April 28 the two militants reportedly hijacked a car belonging to a local electricity company and threatened officials inside the car with guns in order to sabotage the repair of an electricity network.
Driving the hijacked car, the militants kidnapped a 16-year- old girl on a village road before fleeing.
Security forces have launched an operation to find the militants and the kidnapped girl in the region.
Earlier on same day, the pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) opened two new election offices in Mus.
The deputy candidates of HDP participated the inauguration and made opening speeches.
HDP is regarded one of the parties that speak on behalf of outlawed PKK.
On April 13, the PKK opened fire at a gendarmerie post in the Bulanik district of Mus amid other recent recurrences of PKK attacks in eastern Turkey. No one was killed or injured in the incident.
With Turkey’s general elections approaching, authorities claim that provocative attacks are being undertaken in order to undermine the Kurdish peace process and influence the electorate.
In early 2013, the Turkish government launched the “Solution Process” to end the decades-old conflict with the PKK, which has claimed the lives of 40,000 people.
On April 11, a group of PKK terrorists attacked a group of soldiers providing security at a tree-planting ceremony in Turkey’s eastern province of Agri.
In the clash the between soldiers and militants, five militants were killed and one of was captured wounded while four Turkish soldiers were injured.