Two soldiers were kidnapped by PKK terrorists on Saturday in Turkey's eastern Tunceli province.
According to a daily statement from Turkish General Staff on their official website, terrorists blocked Tunceli-Pulumur main road and abducted the two privates from a civilian coach as they were on their way to their base.
Turkey has been hit by a wave of attacks since the Suruc bombing on July 20. Since then, the PKK renewed its armed attacks mostly in the country's eastern and southeastern regions, which resulted in derailment of a fragile cease-fire which began early 2013 and was dubbed the "solution process".
A total of 140 security force members have been martyred in the violence since July 7, along with 36 civilian casualties and 458 others wounded, while 1,464 PKK terrorists were killed in land and air operations since July 22, according to recent data from Turkish General Staff.
Since July 24, the anti-terror operations across Turkey has seen 2,792 people arrested on suspicion of links to PKK, its youth wings, Daesh and leftist DHKP-C. 763 of them were sent to prison pending trial.
PKK is considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the EU and the U.S.
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