13 soldiers were killed and 48 more injured as a car bomb hit a bus transporting off-duty military personnel in the central Turkish city of Kayseri, Censor.NET reports citing Reuters.
The bus was stopped at a red light near the campus of Erciyes University in Kayseri when a car approached it and then detonated.
The military confirmed 13 personnel were killed and 48 wounded and said civilians may also have been injured in the attack. The wounded were transported to hospital for care. Civilians might suffer in the attack as well. The wounded were transported to hospital for care.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak likened the attack to last Saturday's dual bombings outside the stadium of Istanbul soccer team Besiktas, later claimed by an offshoot of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).