Terror attack in southern Turkey's Adana province
2 killed, 16 injured in car bomb attack, Adana Governor Mahmut Demirtas tells Anadolu Agency
Two people were killed and 16 others were injured in a car bomb attack in the parking lot of the governor’s office in southern Turkey’s Adana province early Thursday, the provincial governor said.
Adana Governor Mahmut Demirtas told Anadolu Agency the car exploded at 8.05 a.m. [0605 GMT] in the parking lot close to the office entrance.
“It is suspected that a female suspect carried out the attack,” Demirtas said, adding the license plate of the suspect's car had been identified.
Several ambulances and police teams were seen rushing towards the area, while a police helicopter hovered above.
According to preliminary reports, nearby vehicles and the governor's building had been damaged in the incident.
Police have launched an investigation into the incident. A man, who worked at the parking lot, was taken to a police station for questioning, a police source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, said.
Meanwhile, the Prime Ministry imposed a temporary broadcast ban on the blast, the Supreme Board of Radio and Television announced.
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim was informed about the blast by ministers, according to a Prime Ministry source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.
Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus tweeted: "I condemn the treacherous attack in Adana, and curse terror and its supporters."
Kurtulmus said Turkey will "resolutely" continue to fight against terrorism and would not "surrender" to terrorism.
Turkey's EU Minister Omer Celik also tweeted: "Cursed terror continues to target our people. We will till the end struggle against this terror for humanity."
Celik also wished a "speedy" recovery to the injured people.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu called Governor Demirtas and condemned the "treacherous" attack, according a written statement from the party