PKK has kidnapped three Chinese officials in Turkey

PKK has kidnapped three Chinese officials in Turkey


Review Hari Stefanatos

Three Chinese citizens working in a coal fired power station in southeastern Turkey were kidnapped yesterday during an attack attributed to Kurdish rebels of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), reported the state news agency Anadolu.

According to Anadolu, men armed with automatic weapons and grenades launched last night an attack at the station of Silopi, near the border with Iraq, before kidnapping three of the Chinese officials who did their shopping at the complex.

An employee in the private company in charge of the safety of the station was injured during the attack, the agency stated.

The turkish military confirmed the attack, but did not give any details about the fate of three Chinese nationals.

In recent months there have been expressed complaints on the plans to build a second power station in Silopi, which is costructed by a Chinese company, according to the news agency Firat, which is affiliated with the PKK.

The turkish military has launched an operation to locate and rescue the engineers, security sources said.

So far no organization has claimed responsibility for the action.