EXPLOSION MOMENT: Turkish Army Troops' Bus Blasts

Sun Dec 18, 2016 13:24:24

At least 14 soldiers killed and 56 wounded as bomb detonates when bus carrying off-duty troops passes.

Alalam  Turkey

The attack comes one week after a twin bombing targeted police personnel in Istanbul.

The bus was full of soldiers going on their weekend leave, the soldiers in the bus are from the commando brigade."

Turkish authorities have so far detained seven people and are searching for another five in relation to the attack, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said.

Saturday's blast is likely to further anger the Turkish public, who are frustrated by a string of deadly bombings this year, several of which have been claimed by Kurdish fighters, including last week's Istanbul bombings which killed 44 and wounded more than 150, Guardian reported.