Bomb-sniffing dog Elma saved the day for Turkey on Tuesday when it discovered 100 kilograms of explosives buried deep in the ground in southeastern Mardin province that was destined to hit an oil pipeline, gendarme sources said.
Elma discovered the bomb in the province’s Nusaybin district. The explosives were packed inside two shell-like containers attached to a 400-metre long cable cords and detonators.
Turkish gendarme forces believe the explosives belonged to the PKK terrorist group that wanted to hit the Kirkuk-Yumurtalik oil pipeline in the province.
Gendarme forces in the area have launched a search in the area to nab the suspects involved in the case.
In August, a Turkish soldier was killed and four others wounded when a landmine hit their patrol around the Kirkuk-Yumurtalik oil pipeline in Mardin.