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Kurdish Rebel Killed After Hijacking Turkish Ferry

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities say Turkish commandos stormed a hijacked ferry early Saturday and killed a Kurdish rebel who was carrying explosives. Hostages say the special forces slipped aboard the ferry Kartepe before dawn as it was anchored off the coast of Silivry, a town west of Istanbul, and shot the hijacker dead within minutes. The hijacked vessel […]

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Kurdish Rebel Killed After Hijacking Turkish Ferry

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities say Turkish commandos stormed a hijacked ferry early Saturday and killed a Kurdish rebel who was carrying explosives. Hostages say the special forces slipped aboard the ferry Kartepe before dawn as it was anchored off the coast of Silivry – a town west of Istanbu – and shot the hijacker dead within minutes. The […]

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Turkish Forces Kill Ferry Hijacker

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities say Turkish commandos stormed a hijacked ferry Saturday and killed the lone hijacker. Istanbul Governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu told reporters Saturday that the crew and passengers were all safe, and the identity of the hijacker is still being determined. Earlier reports said up to five suspected Kurdish militants armed with explosives carried out the […]

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Suspected Kurdish Militants Hijack Turkish Ferry

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 10:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A group of suspected Kurdish militants has hijacked a passenger ferry boat with 24 people on board from a Turkish coastal town just outside Istanbul. Transport Minister Binali Yildirim said Friday the intention of the hijackers is not known, but there are reports they are linked with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. He said the ferry […]

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Ferry Hijacked Near Istanbul, Turkey

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A group apparently linked to a militant Kurdish organization has hijacked a passenger ferry boat just southwest of the Turkish city of Istanbul. Turkish Transport Minister Binali Yildirim said Friday as many as five hijackers had taken control of the boat and was holding passengers hostage. Since the ferry was taken over earlier Friday there […]

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Ferry Hijacked Near Istanbul, Turkey

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Hijackers apparently linked to a militant Kurdish organization have hijacked a passenger ferry boat just southwest of the Turkish city of Istanbul. Turkish Transport Minister Binali Yildirim said Friday as many as five hijackers had taken control of the boat and was holding passengers hostage. Since the ferry was taken over earlier Friday there have […]

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Ferry Hijacked Near Istanbul, Turkey

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A hijacker claiming to have a bomb has taken at least 20 people hostage on a ferry boat just southwest of the Turkish city of Istanbul. Turkish media reported that the ferry Kartepe was traveling toward Izmit, when the hijacker seized control of the vessel. Izmit’s mayor, Ibrahim Karaosmanoglu, told local NTV that only one […]

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Ferry Hijacked in Turkey Near Istanbul

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Five people have hijacked a ferry in northwestern Turkey. Turkish media reported that the ferry Kartepe was just southwest of Istanbul, traveling toward Izmit, when hijackers seized control of the vessel. Details about the incident are still coming in. Turkish news reports say 23 people were on board at the time. One account quoting a […]

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Indonesian Police Foil Attempted Train Hijack

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Indonesia say they have arrested two men who allegedly tried to hijack a train headed for Jakarta from the east on the island of Java. Authorities said the incident took place early Saturday when three men on the train threatened the engineer. Reports did not elaborate on where the men wanted the train […]

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