Soldier kills three others before committing suicide in Turkey’s west
MANİSAA soldier in the Aegean province of Manisa killed three other soldiers before killing himself on June 11, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
The soldier, who reportedly suffered a nervous breakdown and was identified only by his initials N.A., opened fire in a gendarmerie station in Manisa’s Kula district.
Three soldiers, Onur Sünnüoğlu, Hüseyin Tolga Hepgül and Mümin Pınardağ, were killed in the rampage before N.A. turned the gun on himself.
Three others were wounded and taken to the nearby Salihli State Hospital.
The body of N.A. has been taken to the İzmir Forensic Institute for an autopsy.
Manisa Governor Mustafa Hakan Güvençer visited the wounded soldiers at hospital and was briefed on the incident by officials.
The Manisa Governor’s Office stated that a legal and administrative investigation has been opened into the incident, though it is believed that the attack was “related to personal reasons.”
Meanwhile, one soldier was killed and eight people were injured in a traffic accident in the nearby Aegean province of Kütahya on July 11.
A patrolling military vehicle, which was carrying soldiers, collided with a van near the village of İhsaniye in Kütahya.
The driver of the military vehicle, soldier Tümer Taş, was killed in the accident while eight people including three soldiers were injured. The wounded people were taken to the Dumlupınar University Hospital for treatment.
An investigation has been opened into the incident.