Turkey hit by another terrorist attack
17 December 2016

Turkey has been hit by another terrorist attack, this time in the central Anatolian city of Kayseri.

A bus transporting soldiers was hit by an explosion near Erciyes University in the city of Kayseri early on Saturday (17 December,) security sources said. First reports say that thirteen soldiers have been killed and forty eight injured.

Ambulances were sent to the area after the explosion, the sources said. Turkey's Dogan news agency said the blast hit the bus as it drove past a car believed to be packed with explosives.

Hospital sources in Kayseri confirmed that people had been killed and wounded after an explosion hit a bus there on Saturday, although they were not able to give any details about the death toll.

Broadcaster NTV said the bus was carrying off-duty soldiers and civilians when it was hit by the blast near a bus stop at the campus of Erciyes University.

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, Veysi Kaynak said blast that hit bus was a car bomb and it targeted bus carrying soldiers.

source: with Hurriyet Daily News

photo: First pictures from the scene of the explosion in Kayseri on 17 December 2016 (picture courtesy of Hurriyet Daily News)