Bombs planted inside barricades by the outlawed PKK’s youth wing YDG-H exploded in Cizre on Saturday, leaving a 12-year-old child injured as locals return to daily life following a week-long curfew ends in the district located in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sirnak.
The bombs were planted by YDG-H militants to trap Turkish security forces who were taking necessary measures during week-long curfew.
A footage was released showing the time of explosion in Nur neighbourhood which is a PKK stronghold and was the target of the operations due to barricades and planted bombs.
12-year old child, Yusuf Sik, was seen in the video as heavily injured from his hands and feet as locals carry him. Sik was taken to the Cizre State Hospital where he went under medical treatment.
According to local sources, five different explosions happened in Cizre since Saturday morning, leaving many injured including four children.
The week-long curfew was lifted at 07:00am local time on Saturday in Cizre after extensive operations were undertaken by security forces against PKK terrorists in the area, Turkey’s Sirnak Governorate announced.
Concerns over security and residents' well-being in the troubled town of Cizre have reached a high point after armed militants and members of YDG-H, infiltrated in some parts of the city and started engaging in clashes with security forces, putting the lives of civilians in danger.
PKK is recognised as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the EU, the US and NATO. Since the latest wave of terror attacks conducted by the outlawed PKK, at least 24 civilians and a total of 113 Turkish security officials have been killed.