5 year-old boy killed in clashes in Turkey’s southeast
ŞIRNAK – Doğan News Agency
AA photoA 5-year-old boy was killed on Dec. 28 during clashes between security forces and the outlawed Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) in the Cizre district of the southeastern province of Şırnak, which is currently under curfew.
Hüseyin Selçuk was hit by a single bullet in the neck while he was playing in the garden of his house. He was gravely injured and later succumbed to injuries in hospital.
Meanwhile, authorities said there were no security forces operating in the neighborhood where Selçuk was playing.
“According to initial examinations, Hüseyin Selçuk lost his life due to a Kalashnikov bullet hitting his neck,” the authorities added.
Another 3-month-old baby, identified as Miray İnce, was shot in the back of her head reportedly while in her mother’s lap inside their house in the Sur neighborhood of Şırnak’s Cizre on Dec. 27.