Twelve-year-old shot dead in Turkey's Kurdish southeast

January 15, 2015 9:53 AM

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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - A 12-year-old boy was shot dead in Cizre in southeast Turkey on Wednesday, the sixth person to be killed in the largely Kurdish town in the last three weeks, security sources said.

Local witnesses said police teams were traveling through the area at the time he was shot. However, Interior Minister Efkan Ala told broadcaster Haberturk that police had not fired guns or tear gas and said an investigation had been launched.

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