Soldier wounded in clashes in eastern Turkey
DHA PhotoOne army officer has been wounded in clashes in the eastern province of Van after army officers detonated a mine that was believed to have been laid by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Doğan news agency reported.
Security forces discovered the mine on the road toward Başkale district and detonated it before operations began to locate the PKK fighters responsible for laying the device.
The soldier was wounded during the course of the clashes.
Train thrown off trail by blast
Elsewhere, a train carrying coal that was traveling from the eastern district of Kemah to the provincial center of Erzincan derailed following a blast, Anatolia news agency reported.
Security measures have been increased in the area.