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Turkish Army Says 25 Killed In Blast At Ammo Depot

The Turkish military says 25 soldiers have been killed in an explosion at an ammunition storage depot in western Turkey.

The army chief of staff said in a statement that the explosion occurred late on September 5 at a depot in Afyonkarahisar where hand grenades were stored.

Officials have ruled out a terrorist attack.

One official was quoted as saying the cause of the explosion was most likely the accidental dropping of a hand grenade.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP