Soldier dies in apparent suicide while on sentry duty

A soldier based near the northern town of Orestiada died of a single gunshot wound in what appeared to be a suicide in the early hours of Tuesday.

The soldier, who was identified only as I.K., suffered fatal injuries inflicted with his service rifle, military sources said.

A local prosecutor has launched an investigation into the exact circumstances of the shooting, which occurred while the soldier had been on sentry duty.