Soldier killed in blast in southeastern Turkey
ISTANBUL-Doğan News Agency
Handout photo by Turkish Armed Forces
A specialist sergeant was killed today when a landmine, planted on a road in the southeastern province of Şırnak, detonated while a military vehicle passed by, Doğan news agency reported.
The blast erupted in the province's Beytüşşebap district while military forces were conducting a search operation in the region.
One soldier was killed in the blast, according to initial reports.
An investigation has been launched into the incident.