Bomb hidden in garbage container wounds six people on shuttle bus

Plainclothes police officers stand after an explosion hit a shuttle bus carrying prison guards in Izmir, Turkey on Aug 31, 2017.
Plainclothes police officers stand after an explosion hit a shuttle bus carrying prison guards in Izmir, Turkey on Aug 31, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

ANKARA (Reuters) - A bomb placed in a garbage container exploded in Turkey's Izmir province on the Aegean coast on Thursday (Aug 31), wounding several people on a shuttle bus, the private Dogan news agency said.

State-run TRT Haber news channel said the explosion took place at around 8am, adding that six people on a shuttle bus were wounded.