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Reports: 4 Turkish troops die in punishment blast

Reports: 4 Turkish troops die in punishment blast

Turkish news reports say a lieutenant has been arrested for causing the deaths of four conscripts by making one of them hold a hand grenade as punishment for sleeping on duty.
Taraf newspaper reported Thursday that the lieutenant removed the pin from the grenade. The paper reported that the soldier begged the lieutenant to return the pin and that the grenade exploded when the soldier could no longer hold it. The incident occurred Aug. 17.
Officials had said at the time that the soldiers died when a hand grenade went off accidentally.
Dogan news agency said the lieutenant was arrested following an investigation. The military did not comment on the reports.


Updated : 2021-04-14 18:02 GMT+08:00