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Turkey ammunition depot blast killed 7 soldiers, wounded 25

AP  |  Ankara 

Turkey's said Saturday that at least seven soldiers were killed and 25 others wounded in an explosion at an ammunition depot at a base in the southeast.

The previously said on Friday that 25 soldiers were wounded and seven others were missing following an unexplained accident during the firing of heavy weapons ammunition. The blast occurred at a base in province, bordering and The base is mainly used for operations targeting outlawed Kurdish rebels.

speaking at a memorial marking the 80th anniversary of the death of the Turkish republic's founder, said the incident involved an ammunition depot explosion and resulted in four deaths. He later told reporters before departing for that seven soldiers were killed and 25 others were wounded in the explosion.

Four of the wounded were in serious condition and were being evacuated by helicopter to a hospital in Ankara, Erdogan said. The others were hospitalised in province.

The said the cause of the blast was under investigation. It wasn't clear if the explosion occurred during training or a clash against rebels.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 19:05 IST
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