June 22 (Reuters) – An explosion in Istanbul near a bus carrying military personnel killed at least three people on Tuesday, Turkish media reported.
The blast occurred close to a military housing complex, television broadcaster CNN Turk and other TV stations said.
It came a day after Turkish military forces began a major deployment of troops and elite forces along the border with Iraq, as fighting intensified between Turkish military forces and militants of the illegal Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
PKK guerrillas killed 11 soldiers at the weekend and one soldier was killed late on Monday. (Reporting by Thomas Grove; Editing by Charles Dick)