Curfew declared in Şırnak’s Cizre as civilian killed in PKK attack
ŞIRNAK – Doğan News Agency
DHA File PhotoAnother curfew has been declared in two neighborhoods of the restive Cizre district of the southeastern province of Şırnak, starting from 4 p.m. on Nov. 24, the local governor’s office announced.
The statement said the curfew was declared in Cizre’s Yafes and Sur neighborhoods until further notice, as security forces bid to apprehend members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to eliminate ditches and barricades, and to “provide security of life and property.”
The curfew came after one civilian working in the Şırnak security directorate was killed in a PKK attack conducted with automatic weapons on Nov. 24.
Sabri Oğlak was injured in his neck, despite wearing a protective vest, after PKK militants opened fire during the building of a wall near a police station. He later succumbed to his injuries at hospital.
A police officer was killed in an attack in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa on Nov. 23.
Serdal Toprak, 31, was wounded by unknown assailants while on patrol in the Siverek district of Şanlıurfa and later died in hospital. His body has been sent to the eastern province of Malatya for his funeral and burial.
Another officer wounded in the same attack, identified as Sinan Şengül, was taken to the Siverek State Hospital for treatment.
Police have launched an investigation into the incident.