Security authorities recovered the bodies of three men in Hazreti Hüseyin Mosque in Silopi’s Şehit Harun Boy neighborhood during a police search inside the neighborhood where militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and security forces clashed.
Although the identities of the victims and the details of how they were killed remain unclear, Turkish police believe the PKK to be behind the murders. An initial examination revealed the victims were killed five days ago. The bodies were brought to Şırnak State Hospital morgue for an autopsy.
A curfew has been in effect in Silopi since Dec. 14, 2015, as the government continues aggressive military operations against the PKK.