ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – At least three people were killed in a car blast in the southern Turkish province of Hatay on Friday, Governor Rahim Dogan told local media.
The explosion took place in the town of Reyhanli, located on the Syrian border.
The cause of the blast, which also injured a number of people, remains unknown. There was also no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion.
Ambulances were quickly dispatched to the scene to transfer victims to nearby hospitals.
Reyhanli is home to thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing from conflict and insecurity that has devastated the country since 2011.
On May 2014, a vehicle-borne Improvised explosive device (VBIED) rocked Reyhanli’s city center. A few minutes later, a second vehicle exploded in the area, killing 53 people in total and injuring dozens of others.
Editing by Nadia Riva