Teens injured after ammunition they found by Syrian border explodes at home
Two teenage siblings were injured after ammunition they found by the Turkish-Syrian border exploded when they took it home to see what it was, Demirören News Agency reported on July 5.
The teenagers and their mother were injured in the explosion, which happened in their home in the Akçakale district of the southeastern Şanlıurfa province, the agency reported.
Their neighbors called the authorities after the explosion.
The ammunition exploded when the children were exploring it.
The mother and the two children were taken to hospital in ambulances, the report said.
While teams on duty have been carrying out inspections around the house, the search for what kind of ammunition it was is still being investigated.
The ammunition is thought to have come from the Syrian side of the border, the agency said.
At least 48 rockets fired into Turkey: Governor
The governor of the southeastern border province of Kilis, Mehmet Tekinarslan, had said on March 19 that Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militants had fired a total of 48 rockets into Kilis during Turkey’s ongoing “Operation Olive Branch” in Syria’s Afrin district.
“They have carried out these attacks using special ammunition, missiles and rockets,” Tekinarslan said.