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Antalya Holiday Resort In Turkey Rocked By Explosion

The incident comes just days after Antalya was hit by rockets.

25/10/2016 08:16 | Updated 25 October 2016
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People stand by damaged cars near the site of an explosion in Antalya on Tuesday

The Turkish holiday resort of Antalya has been rocked by an explosion leaving several people injured.

“It could be an explosion caused by an accident. Initial information suggests there are no life-threatening (injuries),” Antalya Mayor Menderes Turel told CNN Turk.

Smoke rose from the remnants of one vehicle in the car park outside the chamber of commerce and industry building and surrounding vehicles were damaged.

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Emergency services attend the scene of Tuesday's explosion

The blast left cracks in the facade of the building and blew out windows, TV footage showed.

The incident comes just days after Antalya was hit by rockets.

Turkey is on high alert after repeated bombings blamed on Islamic State and Kurdish militants this year, Reuters reported.

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Antalya is situated in southern Turkey

Authorities in the capital Ankara banned public meetings this month for fear of further attacks.

A rocket attack on a fisherman’s depot last week was linked to a group of unidentified militants.

Kurdish and far-left militants have staged similar strikes, mostly against the security forces, in the past.

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