Bomb blast hits police bus in southern Turkey leaving five injured

Governor in Adana says the blast was either an ‘improvised explosive device or a different type of bomb’

Security sources said ambulances took the wounded to hospitals in the area (Reuters)

Five people were injured on Wednesday when a roadside bomb exploded as a bus carrying police drove by in the southern Turkish province of Adana, state media reported.

The blast in Adana was either an “improvised explosive device or a different type of bomb,” the governor, Mahmut Demirtas, told the Anadolu news agency.

One of those hurt was a police officer, Demirtas said, but the casualties did not suffer serious injuries.

The other four injured were passers-by, he added.

Security sources said ambulances took the wounded to hospitals in the area.

“The injured are in a really good condition. Citizens went to the hospital as a precaution. There are no issues for our police,” Demirtas said after police and ambulance services rushed to the scene.

Images in Turkish media showed the damaged bus underneath a footbridge in the Yuregir district of Adana, near Turkey’s Mediterranean coast.

Armed police sealed off the area and were examining the scene.

Demirtas did not speculate on who carried out the bombing.

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