Aziz Önal / Bingöl, Aug 14 () - One Turkish soldier died when an explosive placed on a railway in the eastern province of Bingöl was remotely detonated during attempts to defuse it, according to officials.
The Bingöl Governor’s Office said the victim was Gendarmerie Sergeant Veli Ateş, who died in the blast on the railway connecting the provinces of Bingöl and Elazığ, near the village of Suveren.
A bomb squad from the local gendarmerie had been trying to defuse the makeshift explosive when it exploded. In a separate attack, one soldier was injured and taken to hospital following an attack on a military post in the southeastern province of Şırnak.
A group of masked individuals attacked the garrison headquarters in the district of Cizre with percussion bombs and fireworks, military sources stated. Security forces have launched investigations to find the perpetrators of both attacks.