Five injured as Car bomb explodes near Terrorist Turkish military base

Car bomb near Turkish military base injures five

Wreckage of a car used in the bomb attack in Iskenderun, southeastern Turkey, November 1, 2012

Thu Nov 1, 2012 7:6PM GMT

At least five people have been wounded in a car bomb explosion outside a military post in Turkey’s southeastern province of Hatay.

A car rigged with explosives exploded in front of a gas station in the city of Iskenderun, located 470 kilometers (292 miles) southeast of the capital Ankara, at around 5:30 p.m. local time (1530 GMT) on Thursday, Turkish-language Zaman newspaper reported on its website.

The blast reportedly took place 150 meters from the entrance to the Ahmet Tor military barracks in the city.

Ambulances subsequently rushed to the scene of the explosion and transferred the injured to Iskenderun Public Hospital for treatment.

Law enforcement forces have cordoned off the area, and launched an investigation into the incident.

No individual or group has yet claimed responsibility for the explosion.

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