Den ene kvinnen skal være 32 år gamle Fidan Dogan, som arbeidet ved instituttet. En annen skal være Sakine Cansiz, som er knyttet til den kurdiske separatistbevegelsen PKK, melder France24
Three Kurdish women have been found dead with gunshot wounds to the head at the Kurdish Institute of Paris, located in the heart of the French capital, media reported on Thursday.
Three female Kurdish «activists» have been found dead with gunshot wounds to the head, French media reported Thursday.
«The scene leads one to think of an execution, but the investigation will determine the exact circumstances,» a police source told news agency AFP.
The bodies of the women were found shortly before 2am (0100 GMT) at the Kurdish Institute of Paris, which is located in the heart of the French capital near the bustling Gare du Nord train station.
One of the women was 32-year-old Fidan Dogan who worked in the institute’s information centre, according to its director, Leon Edart.
The identities of the other two women, who were reportedly Kurdish activists but did not work at the Institute, were not immediately available. A Kurdish news website in French has named one of the victims as Sakine Cansiz, co-founder of the Kurdish separatist movement, the PKK.
The three were last seen midday on Wednesday at the centre, which was found locked by late afternoon, according to Edart.
Innenriksminister Manuel Valls bekrefter dødsfallene.