Turkish armory explosion kills four soldiers in southeast: Erdogan

Published : 17:27, Nov 10, 2018 | Updated : 17:27, Nov 10, 2018

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/FILE PHOTOFour Turkish soldiers were killed and around 20 were wounded in an armory storage explosion in the southeastern province of Hakkari, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

The Defence Ministry had initially said on Friday that 25 soldiers were wounded in an accident in Hakkari that occurred while firing heavy ammunition.

The explosion occurred at a base in Hakkari’s Semdinli region, which is located near the borders with Iran and Iraq, the Hakkari governor’s office said in a statement.