Two killed in bomb attack in southern Turkey
Two people were killed and 16 wounded on Thursday in a car bomb explosion outside a local government building in the southern Turkish city of Adana, officials said.
The bomb exploded in the car park of the governorâ€™s office for the Adana region, close to the vehicle entrance, the governorate said in a statement. The explosion sparked a fire, and a cloud of dark smoke spewed into the sky. The force of the blast caused damage to the governorate itself, the state-run Anadolu news agency said, describing the blast as a â€œterror attackâ€.
â€œTwo people were killed and 16 were wounded,â€ the governor of Adana, Mahmut Demirtas, was quoted as saying by Anadolu.
â€œA vehicle blew up at 8.05am (0505 GMT) at a parking lot next to the entrance of the governorâ€™s office,â€ Demirtas said.
The attack is believed to have been carried out by a woman, the governor said, without providing further details of the nature of the blast. As has been the case with previous attacks, the Turkish authorities immediately slapped a broadcast ban on footage of the blast.
â€œThis accursed terror continues to target our people,â€ Turkeyâ€™s EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik, a ruling party MP from Adana, wrote on Twitter.
â€œWe will fight against terror until the very end in the name of humanity,â€ he added.
source The Express Tribune news