2 wounded in mine explosion in eastern Turkey
ŞIRNAK - Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotoThe drivers of two trucks carrying materials to a military post construction were wounded when a mine exploded on May 25 in the eastern province of Şırnak.
The mine, allegedly planted by members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), was detonated remotely while the trucks and two armored vehicles were proceeding to the construction area, five kilometers from the center of Beytüşşebap district, reports said.
The drivers were taken to Beytüşşebap State hospital. No damage to the military personnel or vehicles was reported.
An operation has been launched in the region to apprehend those responsible.
The armored vehicles were reportedly accompanying the trucks because other drivers carrying sand to the construction site had previously been threatened.