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Turkish bus hit in deadly blast

dpa logodpa 17/12/2016

Thirteen soldiers are dead and 48 others have been injured in an explosion which has hit a bus in central Turkey.

An explosion in central Turkey has killed 13 soldiers and injured 48 others aboard a bus, the military says according to state-run media.

The blast, believed to have been caused by a car bomb, took place near the Erciyes University in Kayseri province on Saturday morning.

The soldiers had been on an excursion as part of their off-duty privileges.

Last weekend, a car bomb and suicide bomber exploded outside a football stadium in Istanbul, killing 44 people, including 36 police officers.

A hardline Kurdish militant group, the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons, claimed responsibility for that attack.

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