3 soldiers killed in traffic accident in eastern Turkey

Three soldiers have been killed Monday after their vehicle was hit by a truck in Turkey's eastern province of Igdir, Today's Zaman reported Tuesday.

The accident took place near the Dilucu border gate in Igdir's Aralik district when the truck crashed into the military vehicle belonging to the Kopru Gendarmerie Station.

One soldier was killed instantly, and seven others were injured -- two died later in hospital, said the report. The truck driver has been detained as an investigation is underway.