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Blast in Turkish coastal city Izmir caused by car bomb - local official
January 5, 2017 / 2:09 PM / a year ago

Blast in Turkish coastal city Izmir caused by car bomb - local official

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An explosion near a courthouse in Turkey’s Aegean coastal city of Izmir was caused by a car bomb, the secretary general of the city municipality Bugra Gokce told broadcaster CNN Turk.

Police shot dead two attackers after the blast and were seeking a third assailant, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.

Hospital sources in the city told Reuters ten people had been brought in wounded following the explosion.

Reporting by Istanbul and Ankara bureau; Writing by Nick Tattersall

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