: Suicide bomber hits Turkey's west

10:10 Apr. 28, 2016

Suicide bomber hits Turkey's west

Turkish flag on a shattered window (GettyImages photo)

According to police, 12 people were detained in connection to explosion

A female suicide bomber detonated an explosive in the city of Bursa in western Turkey. The attack took place near a local mosque on the evening of April 27.

The blast left 13 people wounded. Turkish Health Ministry reports, the health condition of the injured is stable. 

Locals say the blast was so strong it shattered the windows of the surrounding buildings.

The police described the attacker as a 25-year old woman. They said the bomb probably exploded earlier than planned. It prevented a higher number of deaths. 12 suspects who could have organized the attack were detained by the law enforcers. 

Watch also: Turkey blames 'foreign powers' after 28 killed in Ankara car bombing

This explosion followed a number of similar attacks that hit the country in the last months. A suicide bomber killed 10 German tourists in Istanbul in January. Two months later another blast in the city left 4 people dead and 36 injured.

Police and the country's authority have blamed the so-called Islamic States and a Kurdish militant organisation Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) for these attacks.

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