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Kurdish rebels kidnap 8 Turkish villagers-governor

Members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) kidnapped eight villagers in mainly Kurdish southeast Turkey on Friday near the border with Iran, the provincial governor of Van said. About 25 PKK members seized the villagers and took them away in the direction of the Iranian border, the governor said. The kidnapping coincided with a major military buildup in southeast Turkey, where 13 people have died in armed clashes in the past few days. Full Story

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