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Two dead in Turkey police station blast

The blast occurred in front of a police headquarters in the city Credit: Reuters

Two police officers have been killed and 23 people have been injured in a car bomb attack at a police headquarters in Turkey's southeastern city of Gaziantep, according to security forces.

Nine of those wounded in the blast were police officers, Ali Yerlikaya, governor of Gaziantep province said, according to CNN Turk.

Gaziantep, which borders territory controlled by so-called Islamic State in neighbouring Syria, has been hit by a succession of attacks in recent weeks.

Gunfire was heard at the time of the explosion and a second car was reported to have been driven away from the scene.

In the aftermath of the blast, Turkish police raided the home of a suspected Islamic State militant who police believe was behind the blast and detained the man's father, according to reports.


At least 13 injured in Turkey blast

At least 13 people have been injured in a suspected female suicide bomb attack in the north-western Turkish city of Bursa.

Officials said the bomber blew herself up near the main mosque in the city.

Turkey's health minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu said there were no critical injuries in the blast.

Turkey has been hit by a series of suicide bombings this year, including two in Istanbul blamed on so-called Islamic State, and two in the capital Ankara claimed by Kurdish militants.


Four soldiers killed by bomb in south east Turkey

The bomb struck a military vehicle in the Turkish province of Mardin Credit: Google Maps

Four Turkish soldiers have been killed and two others wounded after a bomb hit their vehicle while it was travelling in the province of Mardin, according to security sources quoted by Reuters news agency.

Turkey's largely Kurdish southeast has seen violent clashes between government security forces and members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) after a ceasefire fell apart last year.

Several injured in car bomb attack in Turkey

The car bomb smashed into a military base in Diyarbakir province Credit: Google Maps

Several people have reportedly been injured in a car bomb attack in south-east Turkey.

Security sources told Reuters a vehicle laden with explosives rammed into a military base in the town of Hani, located north of the provincial capital of Diyarbakir.

According to initial reports one soldier was killed in the blast and at least 20 other people were injured.

Second boat takes 79 migrants to Turkey from Greece

A second boat has left the Greek island of Lesbos taking 79 more migrants to Turkey as part of a deal to return those crossing the Aegean Sea to enter Europe.

Turkish ferry which transported migrants from Greece to Turkey Credit: Giorgos Moutafis/Reuters

One woman was among those on board the Turkish ferry, which left Mytilene port in Lesbos.

Another Turkish ferry carrying 45 migrants left the port earlier.

The migrants sent to Turkey today were mainly from Pakistan.

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