The hand grenade blast that killed four Turkish soldiers in eastern Turkey occurred "accidentally", an official said on Monday.
Governor of Elazig province Muammer Erol said soldiers were wounded when a hand grenade exploded accidentally on one of them.
Erol said soldiers were rushed to a military hospital by a helicopter, however, they lost their lives on the way.
Soldiers were patrolling an area some 20 kilometers to the eastern province of Elazig's Karakocan town.
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