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Bus carrying footballers attacked

Published 04/04/2015

The attack on the Turkish team happened as the players were travelling to the airport at Trabzon
The attack on the Turkish team happened as the players were travelling to the airport at Trabzon

A bus carrying Fenerbahce football players has been attacked on a highway in northern Turkey. The bus driver was wounded and is in hospital.

The attack tonight came after the team's 5-1 win over the Black Sea side Caykur Rizespor.

Abdulcelil Oz, the governor of Trabzon, said the driver appeared to have been hit by a stone, while Fenerbahce TV said the bus was attacked by an assailant with a shotgun.

The players were travelling from the city of Rize to the airport in the neighbouring city of Trabzon, to return to Istanbul.

None of the players was hurt.

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