18 wounded in bomb attack against police shuttle in Turkey’s Mersin

18 wounded in bomb attack against police shuttle in Turkey’s Mersin

MERSİN
18 wounded in bomb attack against police shuttle in Turkey’s Mersin

A bomb exploded as a bus carrying police was passing by in the southern province of Mersin on Oct. 17, wounding a dozen officers, officials said.

The blast occurred on a main road in the province, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said 17 police officers and one civilian were wounded in the attack.

He added that it was a "terror attack" according to initial findings.

Three prosecutors were assigned to investigate, a local prosecutor had stated.

Several police officers, ambulances and firefighters were sent to the scene, the agency reported earlier.

The outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has targeted police in similar attacks in the past.

Left-wing militants and members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group have also carried out deadly attacks in the country.

Turkey, Attack, Mersin