Labrador dies in explosion in PKK operation, saves lives in Turkey’s east
SİİRT – Doğan News Agency
Hüner, a dog trained by and working for the District Gendarmerie Command, reacted to a hand grenade buried in the ground at around 9:50 a.m. local time on April 18.
Shortly after Hüner noted the presence of the grenade it exploded and killed the dog.
The lives of the Gendarmerie Special Forces unit on the mission were saved during the operation, which was being conducted against militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Siirt’s Yazlıca region.