16 injured in bomb attack in Turkey

August 21st, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Istanbul, Aug 21 (DPA) At least 16 people were injured in a bomb attack on a police mini bus in the Turkish coastal city of Izmir Thursday, two days after a suicide attack in the country left nine injured.Among the injured were eight policemen, one military officer and two soldiers.

The blast Thursday occurred in the city centre when a car loaded with plastic-explosives was detonated as the police bus was passing by, Turkish broadcasters reported.

Television footage showed burning cars and damaged buildings at the site of the blast.

A suicide attacker Tuesday had detonated explosives near a police checkpoint in the Southern Turkish city Merzin.

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