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    A bus carrying police officers still burning shortly after a bomb went off as the bus was passing by in Mersin in southern Turkey

    Blast Allegedly Targeting Police Officers Hits South Turkey (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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    According to media reports, at least 12 people have been injured as a result of the blast. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which is being investigated.

    A blast occurred in the city of Mersin on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey reportedly targeting police, the Anadolu news agency reports. A large-scale probe into the attack has been launched.

    According to Haberturk, the bomb was allegedly planted in a garbage can and activited by a remote control.

    An ambulance rushes to the scene of explosions near the Besiktas football club stadium, in Istanbul, late Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016
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    An ambulance rushes to the scene of explosions near the Besiktas football club stadium, in Istanbul, late Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016

    The incident occurred in the urban district of Yenisehir. According to NTV, preliminary data indicates that the incident has been classified as a terrorist attack.

    Emergency and local law enforcement services, as well as ambulances have arrived at the site.

    Local TV reported that at least 12 people were injured as a result of the explosion. "As a result of the explosion, 12 policemen were injured and taken to the city hospitals," local media cited prosecution as saying.

    No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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