‘Suicide bomber’ detonates explosives in Turkey as huge blast rocks city

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An explosion has torn through a city on Turkey's Mediterranean coast with unconfirmed reports of a suicide bombing.

The blast took place in the southeastern Turkish city of Iskenderun in Hatay Province, with footage on Twitter showing debris scattered across the street.

Police, firefighters and medical teams have all been dispatched to the scene, but no statement has yet been given on casualty figures.

Unconfirmed reports say the suicide bomber was from the PKK, or Kurdistan Workers' Party.

Hatay Province Governor Rahmi Dogan claimed on Twitter that two terrorists were approached by police after being spotted "behaving suspiciously," at which point one of them exploded a bomb.

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