Twin Blasts at Ammo Depot in Southeastern Turkey Injure 17 - Reports

© REUTERS / MURAD SEZERA Turkish army howitzer is positioned near the Turkish-Syrian border in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 17, 2019
A Turkish army howitzer is positioned near the Turkish-Syrian border in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 17, 2019 - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Seventeen people were injured as a result of two simultaneous explosions that occurred at an ammunition depot in Turkey's southeastern province of Sanliurfa on Thursday, Anadolu reported, citing the provincial governor.

Among those injured are 16 on-duty soldiers and a civilian who was on the balcony of the building next to the armoury, the Anadolu news agency reported. One of the injured was reportedly taken to a hospital in critical condition, but his condition has improved since then.

© Sputnik / Hikmet DurdunFire engulfs border between Turkey and Syria amid battles between the Turkish Armed Forces and militants in the city of Ras al-Ayn. 12 October 2019
Twin Blasts at Ammo Depot in Southeastern Turkey Injure 17 - Reports - Sputnik International
Fire engulfs border between Turkey and Syria amid battles between the Turkish Armed Forces and militants in the city of Ras al-Ayn. 12 October 2019

Initial reports indicated that 14 people were injured. The provincial authorities suggest that the second explosion was triggered by the first one, according to the media. An investigation into the blasts has been launched, the news agency said.

The blast occurred just several months after another explosion hit a Turkish weapons depot near the Syrian border.

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