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Bomb blast hits police bus in southern Turkey, 5 injured

A bus carrying police forces is seen after it was hit by a bomb attack in Adana, Turkey, on September 25, 2019. (Photo by Reuters)

A roadside bomb has targeted a police bus in the southern Turkish province of Adana, leaving five people injured.

The blast, which took place in the Yuregir district, was either from an “improvised explosive device or a different type of bomb,” Adana Governor Mahmut Demirtas told Anadolu news agency on Wednesday.

One of those hurt was a police officer, Demitras said, adding that the other four injured individuals were passers-by.

“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 in a statement on its website.

Turkish media showed a badly damaged bus surrounded by debris and other damaged vehicles under a footbridge in Yuregir district.

Armed police sealed off the area and an investigation was launched into the attack.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Turkey has suffered a spate of bombings in the past, which were carried out by Daesh and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant groups.

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