Bomb blast near Turkish police station

Ambulances wait outside police hq in Turkish city of Gaziantep after a bomb exploded (01/05/2016)Image copyright

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Ambulances went to the scene of the blast in the south-eastern city of Gaziantep

At least one person has died and 13 were injured in a car bomb blast near the main police station in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, officials say.

The blast hit the southern city, 10km (six miles) from the Syrian border, at about 09:30 local time (06:30 GMT).

CNN Turk said the blast was heard several kilometres away.

Turkey has been hit by a series of deadly blasts over the past year, linked either to Kurdish militants or so-called Islamic State (IS).

Ankara, Istanbul and Bursa are among cities that have been targeted by suicide bombings.

Nine of the injured were police officers, Gaziantep’s regional governor was quoted as saying.

Some reports said gunfire was heard after the blast. There was no immediate word on who is behind the latest blast.

Gaziantep is known to have several IS cells.

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