Mother killed by mortar fire in curfew-hit Turkish city

A breakfast is seen in a room of a house hit by a mortar aduring clashes with Turkish police at the Sur district in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, on January 3, 2016A mother of three was killed on Sunday when a mortar shell hit her apartment in a city in Turkey’s Kurdish-majority southeast that has been under curfew for a month. Melek Alpaydin, 38, was eating breakfast when the shell hit her apartment in the Sur district of Diyarbakir, the Dogan news agency said. An AFP photographer at the scene said the mortar fire had left a gaping hole in the exterior wall of the second-story apartment.

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