The Security Forces Command (GKK) has issued a statement regarding the accidental death of a 13 year-old boy. Makhir İsmailov, was killed by unexploded munitions on a military shooting range in Mevlevi, Guzelyurt district.
The GKK stating that an unfortunate accident occurred as a result of coming in contact with ordnance on the military shooting range at the Mevlevi area last week, announced that there had been a thorough investigation into the accident by all relevant commanders.
The statement also read: “Security measures have been increased on all the military shooting ranges and surrounding areas in the TRNC. Before the firing drills commence, the dates, including the drills as well as the search/destruction activities after the drills, are being announced to the public, in order to prevent the loss of life or property”.
Following the death of Makhir, three further pieces of unexploded munitions were discovered near the Mevlevi firing range.