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Turkey: Suicide blast in northwest Turkey kills one, injures 20

28th Apr 2016
Turkey: Suicide blast in northwest Turkey kills one, injures 20

BURSA, (AA): A suicide blast killed one person and injured several others at the entrance of a historic bazaar in Bursa in northwestern Turkey Wednesday, the regional governor’s office said. 12 people detained in several provinces in Turkey on the blast.

According to reports, the blast took place near the historic Ulu Mosque, which is close to the bazaar.

Bursa Governor’s Office said a female suicide bomber was involved in the attack.

Later, Turkish Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu said in a statement that around 20 injured people were sent to hospitals in Bursa.

Muezzinoglu added the bomber had been identified as a young female, believed to be around 25-years-old. “The detailed identity of the bomber will be declared by the Interior Ministry,” he said.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was briefed about the incident by Interior Minister Efkan Ala in Turkish capital Ankara and Bursa Governor Munir Karaloglu over the phone.

Author Sibel Uğurlu

 

[Photo:  Bursa Grand Mosque. Photo by VikiPicture/Creative Commons]

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