Freight train derailed in mine attack in eastern Turkey

Three guards injured as freight wagons roll down embankment in powerful blast

Freight train derailed in mine attack in eastern Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

Three guards were injured when a freight train was derailed by a landmine explosion in Turkey’s eastern Mus province late on Saturday, a security source said.

The blast sent freight cars rolling down an embankment in an attack attributed to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, which is listed as a terrorist group by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.

The train was passing a crossing at Altinova on the Elazig-Tatvan line when it was hit by the powerful blast, said the source on condition of anonymity.

The wounded security guards were named as Engin Dagoglu, Kazim Cakar and Metin Kaya, who were taken to Mus State Hospital for treatment.

An investigation has been launched.

Last Mod: 30 Ağustos 2015, 12:23
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