Turkish Soldier Steps On Massive Improvised Explosive Device

first published on October 23, 2016 by

PKK fighters lay in a massive trap for a Turkish patrol. They set up their camera, and wait for the the Turkish soldiers to fall directly into it.

Improvised explosive devices are a part of the battlefield now. They aren’t going away any time soon, so the fighters on the ground need to be on the look out for them at all times. While it’s impossible to always spot an IED, there are some key things that should be done in order to avoid finding them when they explode.

The way this camera is set up, it’s pretty obvious that the PKK were waiting for the Turkish soldiers. This shows us that they have established a pattern of walking the same routes. Those patterns are what set them up for failure, and ended this soldier’s life.