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Sergeant killed while defusing roadside bomb in Nusaybin

A sergeant was killed and another injured while attempting to defuse a home-made bomb in the Nusaybin district of Mardin by the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Saturday.

Turkish security officials were informed that PKK terrorists had placed a bomb alongside a road in Söğütlü Village in Nusaybin. After receiving this intelligence, gendarmerie units blocked the road and identified the explosives, which weighed approximately 40 kilograms. The bomb detonated while Spc. Sgt. Cışkun Göl and another sergeant were trying to defuse it. Gök was killed, while the other sergeant received minor wounds.

Military officials said the device was connected to a 5 kilometer cable allowing it to be detonated by remote control. Security officials have commenced an operation in the area to identify the terrorists who placed the bomb.

February 26, 2012 - Posted by | Bomb Disposal | , , , , ,

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