World Bulletin / News Desk
Four individuals were detained in the eastern province of Tunceli on Thursday in connection with an attack that killed a prosecutor.
Ovacık Chief Public Prosecutor Murat Uzun was critically wounded in an armed attack in Tunceli on Wednesday. The prosecutor was in intensive care until Thursday afternoon, when he was pronounced dead by doctors.
The 35-year-old prosecutor was shot in the head by an unidentified assailant in Ovacık while returning to his apartment. Uzun was rushed to Ovacık State Hospital for urgent treatment and then taken to the Elazığ Research Hospital, where he later died.
A police operation has been launched to capture the assailant, who fled in a car immediately following the incident.
Four people have so far been detained on suspicion of links to the armed attack, security forces said.
Uzun was reportedly appointed to Ovacık from Antalya's Serik district in July.
The Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK), the Tunceli Bar Association and the Human Rights Association (İHD) all condemned the attack in separate statements on Thursday.
In February, Doğubayazıt Public Prosecutor Hakan Kılıç was shot dead by an unidentified individual in the eastern province of Ağrı.
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