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20 Feb 2019 | 06:00 PM UTC

Turkey: Explosion leaves five injured in Polatlı February 20

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Explosion during training exercise at ammunition depot leaves five people injured in Polatlı (Ankara province) February 20; localized traffic disruptions possible over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/20/2019, 1:00 AM until 2/22/2019, 12:59 AM (Asia/Istanbul). COUNTRY/REGION Polatlı (Ankara province)

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An explosion was reported at an ammunition depot in Polatlı (Ankara province) around 19:00 (local time) on Tuesday, February 20, which left at least five soldiers injured. The detonation took place during a heavy weapon (artillery) training exercise, according to the Turkish Ministry of National Defence. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident. Localized traffic disruptions are possible near the site of the explosion over the coming hours.


Individuals in Polatlı are advised to avoid the affected area, monitor developments to the situation, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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