Three security personnel dead in multiple crashes in Turkey’s east
AA photoThree security personnel have died and nine others have been injured in multiple incidents over the past two days.
Police officer Oktay Uçar died and one other officer was injured after a police vehicle on patrol turned over in an area between the southeastern province of Mardin’s Artuklu and Yeşilli districts around 4 a.m. on Aug. 26, Doğan News Agency reported.
In a separate crash in the eastern province of Siirt, two village guards died and four other people were injured after a minibus slid off a road in Siirt’s Şirvan district late on Aug. 25. Remzi Yeyrek, 41, and Cevdet Yeyrek, 42, died in the crash, while Eşref Yeyrek, 49, Mücahit Yeyrek, 23, Selim Yeyrek, and Sabri Aydın were reportedly treated in public hospitals in Şirvan and central Siirt, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency.
Meanwhile, in the eastern province of Bingöl two police officers were injured after outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants fired shots with long-barreled weapons and rockets at a police station in central Bingöl late Aug. 25. The injured officers were reported to be in good condition.
The curfew which took effect on Aug. 25 in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır’s Silvan district has been lifted. An indeterminate curfew went into effect at 12 p.m. on Aug. 25, Hürriyet Daily News reported the same day, after three Turkish security personnel were killed in the latest PKK attacks in the country’s southeast.
In a separate attack in Diyarbakır, two police officers were injured after PKK militants hurled hand-made grenades at the district police department building in Diyarbakır’s Çermik district around 3 a.m. on Aug. 26.