At least two people were killed on Friday, July 5 after a car blast in the Turkish town of Reyhanli close to the Syrian border, state media reported.
Two others were also injured, state news agency Anadolu said, as ambulances and police were rushed to the scene. The governor of Hatay province, where Reyhanli is located, Rahmi Dogan, told Anadolu that the cause of the explosion was not yet known.
Three people were killed, Reuters reported citing security sources.
“The initial findings suggest there may be more of a link with terror,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul.
“It is clear there was a bomb in the car,” he said.
“Our colleagues are looking into who was behind this,” he said in televised comments, adding the government would provide more information in a few hours.
The blast took place less than a kilometer from the Reyhanli district governor’s office around 1000 GMT, Anadolu reported.
Images in Turkish media showed thick black smoke and flames from the car as firefighters fought the blaze.