Blast occurs near police station in southern Turkish province of Adana

Blast occurs near police station in southern Turkish province of Adana

ADANA
Blast occurs near police station in southern Turkish province of Adana

An explosion apparently targeted a police station in the southern province of Adana late on Dec. 28. No one was injured in the blast.

The explosion occurred at 7:10 p.m. on a street close to the police station in the Adana’s Seyhan district. It shattered nearby windows and was heard in other parts of the city.

Police believe the blast was caused by a “sound bomb” designed to make a loud noise but not cause any casualties.

Police teams have been investigating the site and a search has been launched for a suspect.

“We believe it was a home-made bomb, like a sound bomb. We are continuing our inspections,” Adana Police Chief Selami Yıldız was quoted as saying.

The bomb was reportedly placed under an electric pole by a suspect wearing a mask.

Turkey has suffered a wave of deadly attacks carried out by outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) or Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants in recent years, which have killed hundreds of people.

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