12 wounded in bomb attack on police van in Turkey

A police vehicle in Turkey’s southern region of Mersin was hit in a bomb assault on Tuesday, injuring a few people, security sources and Turkish media said.

Supporter NTV said that nearly 12 individuals were injured in the attack, in Mersin’s Yenisehir area. Mersin Mayor Burhanettin Kocamaz told another supporter, Haberturk, that the assault occurred in the city where the local governer office is found. He said the police vehicle was moving at the time of the attack.

A picture of the road distributed on NTV’s site demonstrated smoke surging from the place, which had been cordoned off by police. Ambulances, police and fire trucks were sent to the site of the assault, security sources said.