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Turkish army says 25 killed in blast at ammo depot

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 6 September 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Turkish army says 25 killed in blast at ammo depot, 6 September 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5052e2c98.html [accessed 28 December 2014]
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September 06, 2012

The Turkish military says 25 soldiers have been killed in an explosion at an ammunition storage depot in western Turkey.

The army chief of staff said in a statement that the explosion occurred late on September 5 at a depot in Afyonkarahisar where hand grenades were stored.

Officials have ruled out a terrorist attack.

One official was quoted as saying the cause of the explosion was most likely the accidental dropping of a hand grenade.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP

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