Explosion hits southern Turkey's Antalya, injuries reported

An explosion outside a chamber of commerce building in Turkey's southern resort city of Antalya wounded several people on Tuesday, but the mayor said there were no life-threatening injuries and the blast may have been an accident.


Turkey is on high alert after repeated bombings blamed on ISIS and Kurdish militants this year. Authorities in the capital Ankara banned public meetings this month for fear of further attacks, and the US State Department has urged US citizens to carefully consider the need to travel to Turkey.


The cause of the blast a few kilometres from the airport in Antalya, a major tourist resort on the Mediterranean coast, was not immediately clear. In August, two rockets hit a commercial facility near a resort town in the province, but caused no casualties.


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