Explosion leaves 7 soldiers missing, 25 wounded in Şemdinli
An explosion occurred in a military base of the Turkish army in the province of Hakkari on the border with South Kurdistan. Several soldiers were said to have been injured.
In the northern Kurdistan province of Hakkari an explosion occurred in a military base of the Turkish army in the early evening hours yesterday. At least 25 soldiers were said to have been injured after the explosion of "defective ammunition", another seven were "missing", according to Turkish authorities and reports.
The affected outpost is the Süngü Hill Military Base near the village of Ortaklar in the district of Şemdinli. The region is adjacent to the Medya Defense Zones in Southern Kurdistan.
Some Turkish media talk about nine killed soldiers but this information was not confirmed officially. Meanwhile, a Turkish court has imposed a news blackout on the incident.