At least two people were killed and 21 were injured in the explosion, thundered on Thursday morning in the Turkish city of Adana in the South of the country, reports CNN Turk. According to the website, the incident occurred at 8:05 local time.
Blew up a car parked on a public Parking place near the building of the office of the local Governor. It is assumed that it was a terrorist attack that bomber. Her body was found at the scene.
After the explosion in the Parking lot the fire started. The blast also smashed glass from the Windows of adjacent buildings. Photos and videos from the scene appeared online. The footage can be seen smoke rising above the scene.
According to the newspaper Hurriyet, to the scene arrived ambulances. Currently, all the wounded taken to the hospital. The investigation is ongoing. According to the BBC, the police have managed to install the license plate the car exploded. While the responsibility for the explosion has not assumed any one of the existing Turkish groups.
The city of Adana is located 40 km from the Mediterranean sea and is approximately 16 km from the military base «Incirlik», which the US uses for air strikes on militant positions of the terrorist group «Islamic state» in Syria. In March of this year, the U.S. government ordered families of American soldiers and diplomats to leave the province of Adana, Izmir and muğla province due to possible security threats.
The current explosion occurred shortly after the US warned of a possible terrorist attack in Adana. In September, the U.S. Consulate General in this Turkish city reported that the extremist group «continue aggressive efforts to attack American citizens and other foreigners in Adana,» notes The Telegraph. In addition, the U.S. state Department urged American citizens to avoid travel in the South-Eastern part of Turkey.
Note that Turkey in recent months went through a series of spectacular attacks. So, in early November, a powerful explosion occurred in Diyarbakir killed at least eight people. In October, another attack occurred in the South-East of the country — in the County Semdinli.
The explosion occurred in the Turkish city of Adana. 24.11.2016