Curfew announced in Diyarbakir Province of Turkey

Governorate announces curfew in Lice district of southeastern province of Diyarbakir in Turkey

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The governorate of Diyarbakir announced a curfew on Friday in Lice district until further notice because of security operations against outlawed PKK.

The governorate of Diyarbakir announced early on Friday that a curfew will be imposed in 49 neighbourhoods of Lice districts until further notice due to the operations carried out to seize the militants of outlawed PKK.

The statement by the governorate said that ’’to ensure the safety and property of our people during the operations against PKK, a curfew starting at 5 a.m (local time) on Oct. 16 will be imposed until a further notice in following regions where the entries and exits will also be closed.’’

Increasing terror attacks by PKK, which is listed as a terror organization by Turkey, US and EU have been causing the disruption of the social order in several eastern and southeastern provinces of Turkey.

The security forces in Tunceli blocked a highway between eastern provinces of Tunceli and Erzincan early on Friday as they carried out operations against PKK terrorists.

PKK terror attacks have killed 141 security officials and over 30 civilians since the PKK’s umbrella organisation, the KCK, unilaterally ended a two-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11.

Policemen prevent PKK bombing in Sirnak

Turkish policemen detected explosives which were located by PKK terrorists on a road in Cizre district of southeastern province of Sirnak on Thursday.

Arriving to the scene after having received a notice, the police teams destroyed the explosives under high security measures.

With the impact of the explosion, a deep crater appeared on the road while the policemen also meticulously searched the region for probable further attacks.

Meanwhile, police officers seized a good deal of substances used in the making of explosives and molotov an office building of People’s Democratic Party (HDP) in southeastern province of Bitlis on Thursday.

A statement by Bitlis governorate said with respect to the incident that the security forces captured a large number of transgressive documents and materials used in bomb making in the store of the party building.

HDP is accused of having close relations to PKK because its officials had previously been arrested for several times over charges of recruiting militants for outlawed PKK, disrupting unity and territorial integrity of the state.

On Aug. 22, police forces seized 100 kilograms of ammonium nitrate, 26 detonators and 20 large batteries that are used in bomb making from a truck owned by HDP governed Van municipality.

TRTWorld and agencies