PKK stages attacks in different Diyarbakır districts amid curfew
DHA PhotoThe outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has staged attacks in several districts of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, killing one policeman, as clashes spread to a number of other towns in the southeast on March 15.
Another police officer was killed in the Nusaybin district of Mardin province.
Police officer Ebubekir Durmuş was killed early on March 15 in clashes with the PKK in Diyarbakır’s central Bağlar district, which witnessed violent clashes after militants tried to block roads and set vehicles alight throughout the night.
Three PKK militants were also killed in the clashes.
The clashes took place in the Kaynartepe neighborhood of Bağlar, where a curfew went into effect at 3 a.m. on March 15.
Meanwhile, a curfew entered its second day in Nusaybin, where a special operations police officer, whose identity has not been revealed, died at Nusaybin State Hospital after being injured in clashes.
The security forces’ operation in the district started early on March 14, shortly after the curfew went into effect, with specialized soldiers and police officers removing barricades set up by PKK militants in the town.
Gunshots were heard from the Fırat neighborhood of the district.
The governor of Şırnak also declared an indefinite curfew in Şırnak city center in order to clear out explosives and remove ditches dug by PKK militants. The operation in Şırnak saw a temporary break due to heavy fog.