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Bomb blast kills two near court in western Turkish city

An explosion has struck near a courthouse in the western Turkish city of Izmir, leaving two people dead and several others wounded.

According to broadcaster CNN Turk, ambulances have been dispatched to the site of the Thursday car bomb blast in Izmir, which is the third most populous city in Turkey, after Istanbul and Ankara.

Security officials said a Turkish police officer and an employee of the courthouse lost their lives in the incident.

The blast took place outside the prosecutors and judges’ entrance.

The NTV television cited the mayor of Izmir’s local Bayrakli municipality, Hassan Karabag, as saying that 10 people were wounded, one of them seriously.

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