Three soldiers injured in mine explosion in Turkey's southeast
Turkish Armed Forces photo
Three Turkish soldiers were injured when a land mine exploded on a road in the southeastern province of Kahramanmaraş today.
A landmine exploded as a military vehicle was traveling on a road near the province's Umutlu village. A noncommissioned officer, a specialist sergeant and a private were injured in the blast.
The soldiers were conducting an operation to apprehend suspected members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) who earlier attacked a hydro plant construction site, wounding a worker.
The injured soldiers were taken to Elbistan State hospital as military operations continued in the area.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.