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Car bomb in southern Turkey kills 3 Syrian nationals



Car bomb in southern Turkey kills 3 Syrian nationals

At least three people were killed on Friday, in a car blast in the Turkish town of Reyhanli close to the Syrian border, Aljazeera reports.

Two others were also injured as ambulances and police were rushed to the scene.

The governor of Hatay province, where Reyhanli is located, Rahmi Dogan, told reporters that the cause of the explosion was not yet known.

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Sources revealed that the victims, who were inside the vehicle when it exploded, were believed to be Syrian.

Turkey was hit by a series of terror attacks in 2015 and 2016 which was blamed on Islamic State and Kurdish militants, that left hundreds dead.

A twin car bombing blamed on pro-Damascus groups in May 2013 in Reyhanli killed over 50 people in one of the deadliest attacks in Turkey’s modern history.

The last major attack was the New Year massacre by a gunman at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul just minutes into 2017 which left 39 dead.

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