Four Turkish Soldiers Die In Munitions Blast: Erdogan
Four soldiers were killed and about 20 injured in an explosion at an army munitions depot in southeast Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday.
It said 25 soldiers were injured and seven missing after Friday's blast.
Erdogan said in a televised speech Saturday that four soldiers were "martyred" and "about 20" others wounded.
He made no mention of any missing.
It was not clear whether the explosion happened during a combat mission or an exercise.
Turkey's predominantly Kurdish southeast has seen years of violent fighting between the Turkish army and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), classified a "terrorist" group by Ankara and its Western allies.
Turkey also regularly bombs PKK bases in northern Iraq.