Policeman succumbs to wounds in southeast Turkey

Policeman succumbs to wounds in southeast Turkey

Policeman succumbs to wounds in southeast Turkey

Turkish police officers carry the coffin of their comrade Enis Kırımlı (picture) during his funeral at the police headquarters in Diyarbakır on November 23, 2015. AFP Photo

A Turkish police officer who was heavily wounded during a security operation in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on Nov. 5 has succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

The deputy police commissioner, Enis Kırımlı, could not be saved despite all efforts, sources at Dicle University’s Medical Faculty Hospital said Nov. 22.

Kırımlı was wounded in an attack on police teams in the Silvan district of Diyarbakır that also claimed the life of another police officer.

Police teams had been working to fill in ditches and remove barricades erected by locals in three neighborhoods during a curfew.

A ceremony was held for Kırımlı, 26, at the Diyarbakır Police Department on Nov. 23. His body was sent to Ankara, where his family is currently living, for a funeral ceremony and burial.

Meanwhile, a soldier was killed when a military vehicle toppled over in Diyarbakır’s Lice district on Nov. 22, as the soldiers were returning from an operation against militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Mehmet Gözüdok, 38, was killed in the accident which took place as the vehicle was traveling from Lice to Silvan.

His body was sent to the northern province of Tokat for a funeral ceremony and burial.

Meanwhile, six soldiers were slightly injured when an improvised remote-control roadside bomb struck an armored vehicle in the eastern province of Muş on Nov. 23, security sources said.

Turkish security sources blamed the PKK for the incident in the province’s Varto district.

The injured soldiers were rushed to Muş State Hospital. The Turkish army has also begun an operation in the area.