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17 hurt in explosions at ammunition depot: Turkey


Turkish military reinforcements are pictured driving through Khan al-Sobol in Syria's Idlib province on Wednesday. Omar Haj Kadour / AFP

Turkish officials say two explosions at an ammunition depot in southeast Turkey have injured 16 military personnel and one civilian.

Gov. Abdullah Erin of Sanliurfa province has told reporters that the explosions occurred late on Wednesday at the command of a mechanized brigade in the province, which borders Syria.

He says the first explosion triggered the second. A fire that ensued was quickly brought under control.

The governor says a civilian who was on the balcony of his home near the site of the blast was among the injured. One of the injured military personnel was in serious condition, he said.

Erin says the cause of the explosions is under investigation, adding that authorities believe a “technical” fault may have triggered them.

Associated Press

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