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At least 10 injured in blast in Turkish resort city

An official said it was “too early” to make assumptions as to the cause of the blast.

File photo of Antalya
File photo of Antalya
Image: zolakoma via Flickr

AT LEAST 10 people were hurt in a blast Tuesday at a car park in an office building in the southern Turkish city of Antalya, according to local media.

City mayor Menderes Turel told the broadcaster NTV that “10 to 12 people were slightly injured by flying glass” in the explosion at the Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry building. The blast occurred at 8.50am (06.50 Irish time).

Turel told the CNN Turk channel the blast was being investigated and it was “too early” to make assumptions as to the cause.

“The blast may not be a terror attack… we must wait for official information,” Turel said.

Over the past year, Turkey has suffered a series of attacks blamed on the Islamic State jihadist group and Kurdish militants.

TV images showed a wrecked, burned-out car and smashed glass nearby. At least four cars nearby were also damaged, Dogan news agency said.

The incident occurred 11 days after three rockets hit a roadside fishmonger in the popular tourist region, but without causing casualties.

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