Turkish Forces Discover Explosives, Weapons Hidden Near Major Checkpoint


Reuters reporters that Turkish forces discover explosives, weapons hidden near a major checkpoint on the road to Ankara on Thursday.

The stash included two hand grenades, a machine gun, a Kalashnikov assault rifle, four detonators, hundreds of bullets and three bags of explosive substances, according to Reuters.

The weapons were hidden within a kilometer of a gendarme checkpoint on the road between Ankara and Samsun.

Turkish authorities have not reported the source of the weaponry pile.

In recent months, Turkish forces have seized weapon stockpiles in the southeast of the country, held by Kurdistan Workers Part (PKK) militants.

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