25 soldiers killed in blast in Turkey

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  • The blast occurred Wednesday evening
  • "I am satisfied that it is completely an accident," FM syas

An accidental explosion at a storage facility in western Turkey killed 25 soldiers and wounded four others, Turkish officials told the Anadolu news agency.

The blast occurred Wednesday evening in the province of Afyonkarahisar at the facility that stored hand grenades, military officials said, according ot Anadolu.

"I am satisfied that it is completely an accident. It has nothing to do with terrorism or sabotage from outside," Turkish Forestry Minister Veysel Eroglu told the news agency.