Blast hits police in western Turkey

Explosion injures 16 people, most of them policemen and soldiers.

    Footage showed dark smoke coming off wreckage in front of a police minibus  [AFP]

    Speaking on condition of anonymity, a spokesman from the governor's office said a colonel was among those wounded.

    "One of the injured soldiers, a private, is in a critical condition and is being operated on," he said. 

    The blast shattered windows in the surrounding area, which was near a police housing complex in the Konak district.

    Television footage showed dark smoke coming off a burning piece of wreckage in front of a police minibus as police cordoned off the area and warned civilians to stay away.

    The explosion comes two days after a suspected suicide bomber pursued by police detonated a car in the southern city of Mersin, killing himself and wounding 12 officers.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Strong quotes for Martin Luther King Jr Day

    Quotes from Martin Luther King Jr that resonate today

    Quotes of justice, education, religion and race said by MLK Jr.

    Bitcoin: Know the risks before you buy

    Bitcoin: All you need to know before you buy

    'Bitcoin is right now the riskiest investment you can make.' Here are the risks you should consider before you buy.