Woman killed after rocket projectile hits house in Turkey’s southeast
DİYARBAKIR – Doğan News AgencyOne woman was killed and another was wounded after a rocket projectile hit a house and exploded during the clashes on Jan. 3 in the Sur district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, where a military curfew is ongoing.
Melek Alpaydın, 38, died at the scene after shrapnel from the explosive struck her head after breaking through the walls of the three-story house. Another unidentified person was injured and taken to hospital after receiving initial treatment by the emergency team deployed at the scene.
Police forces have opened an investigation into the incident.
Turkish security forces and outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants have been clashing in the historical Sur district of Diyarbakır since the first curfew by security forces was declared in early December.
According to the latest data released by the Turkish military, 55 PKK militants have been killed in the district since operations began.