| 28 May 2022, Saturday |

Explosion on bus carrying prison guards in Turkey; 1 killed

One prison guard was killed and four others wounded, when assailants detonated a remote-controlled explosive device, as a bus carrying prison guards passing by on Wednesday, an official said.
The attack occurred in the district of Osmangazi, in Turkey’s northwestern Bursa province, as the bus was transporting the guards to a prison in the region. One of the injured was in serious condition.
“Our evaluation is that a hand-made bomb that was left beneath an electricity pole was detonated by remote control as the prison vehicle was passing by,” Bursa Gov. Yakup Canbolat told reporters after inspecting the scene.
Canbolat said there was around 30 people on the bus. All of them were taken to hospitals as a precaution, he said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
Kurdish militants, leftist extremist groups and Daesh group militants have carried out numerous attacks around the country in the past.

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