A bomb placed in a garbage container exploded in Turkey’s Izmir province on the Aegean coast on Thursday, 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 8 am (1.00 a.m. ET), adding that six people on a shuttle bus were wounded.

Television images showed the shattered windows of a broken shuttle bus and other damaged cars close to the explosion site.

Kurdish militants and jihadist Islamic State militants have carried out suicide and bomb attacks in major Turkish cities during the recent years.