Hand grenade lands near school in Turkey’s southeast
ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
The bomb squad defused the grenade. DHA Photo
A hand grenade hit a school's wall in the southeastern province of Siirt today after it was kicked away by its intended target.
An unidentified man who reportedly had a criminal record for narcotics noticed while driving that there was a hand grenade attached to his car, prompting him to get out of his vehicle and kick away the bomb in panic.
The hand grenade hit the perimeter wall of a nearby school building and landed on the sidewalk but did not explode. A passerby who witnessed the grenade flying toward the school called the police. A large number of police officers arrived at the scene and cordoned off the area while the bomb squad defused the grenade as students watched excitedly.
The man who kicked the grenade was apprehended by police and taken to the station for questioning.