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5 Turkish soldiers injured in live-fire drill accident

Accident happened at military base in Ankara

20.02.2019
5 Turkish soldiers injured in live-fire drill accident

Ankara

By Burcu Calik

ANKARA 

At least five Turkish soldiers were injured on Wednesday in an accident during a live-fire drill at a military training base in the outskirts of capital Ankara, the Defense Ministry said.

According to the initial reports, the accident happened at the Artillery and Missile School Command in Polatli district during a training with heavy weapons, the ministry said in a statement.

The injured soldiers were taken to the hospital for treatment.

An investigation into the incident has been launched.

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