A suicide bomber blew herself up in the Turkish city of Bursa on Wednesday, wounding 13 people in the latest attack to strike the country, officials said.
The bombing took place near Bursa's 14th century Grand Mosque, a historic symbol of the city that was the first capital of the Ottoman empire.
"A woman packed with a (bombing) mechanism believed to be a suicide bomber blew herself up. Seven citizens were injured according to initial findings," said a statement from the local governor's office.
Security sources confirmed that the blast was a "suicide attack", while Turkish media identified the bomber as a 25-year-old woman.
Nobody has yet claimed responsibility for the blast.
But Turkey remains on high security alert after a series of deadly attacks since last summer blamed on the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group and Kurdish rebels.
The powerful explosion smashed the windows of shops near the mosque, and television footage showing the injured being treated in ambulances.
Police sealed off the area for investigation.
Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu said 13 people had been injured, none of them critically.
Most of the injuries were wounds from broken glass and hearing problems following the strong explosion, he added.
Culled from NDTV.com