50 kilos of explosives found in Turkish border town
ŞANLIURFA – Doğan News Agency
AA PhotoThe Turkish gendarmerie has found four abandoned bags stuffed with 50 kilograms of plastic explosives in the southeastern district of Akçakale, which is across the border from Syria’s Tal Abyad, which is under Democratic Union Party (PYD) rule.
Gendarmerie officials on patrol duty in the Bakacak region of Şanlıurfa’s Akçakale noticed the four abandoned backpacks in a field.
Considering the bags suspicious, the gendarmerie summoned a bomb squad and explosive detection dogs after taking the necessary safety precautions in the area.
After an investigation, bomb squad seized some 50 kilos of plastic explosives stuffed inside the backpacks.
An operation has been launched to apprehend the persons who had left the explosives along Turkey’s border with Syria.