Turkish soldier kills comrades and himself

Soldier on guard duty on Turkish-Syrian border kills two others, then commits suicide, Turkish official says.

    Turkish soldier kills comrades and himself
    Earlier, officials said that they were investigating if the fire came from Syria [Adurrahim Aydin/Al Jazeera]

    A Turkish soldier on guard duty on the Syria-Turkey border in Sanliurfa province has killed two other soldiers and then committed suicide, a senior Turkish official has said.

    The governor of Sanliurfa province, where the incident took place, said the soldiers were on guard duty on the border in Ceylanpinar district.

    Izzettin Kucuk said "a psychologically disturbed soldier killed two others, who were on duty at the same guard post".

    Earlier, the governer said that they were investigating if the fire came from the Syrian side.

    As a result of suspicions of an attack coming from the Syrian side, Turkish special army forces were deployed to the border and security measures were increased in the area.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    All Hail The Algorithm

    All Hail The Algorithm

    A five-part series exploring the impact of algorithms on our everyday lives.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    There are a number of reasons why Beijing continues to back Maduro's government despite suffering financial losses.