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Deadly blasts hit Turkey border town

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Four people have been killed and another 18 wounded in explosions in a Turkish town close to the Syrian border, officials say.

The blasts were reported in the town of Reyhanli in Hatay province, the interior minister told Turkish media they were caused by car bombs.

BBC reports that thousands of refugees have fled Syria across the Reyhanli border.

Five people were killed last October when a mortar round hit the Turkish border town of Akcakale

As many has four explosions were reported at around 13:45 local time (10:45 GMT), causing panic in the town, Turkish media said.

Reyhanli mayor Huseyin Sanverdi said a municipal building and a post office were hit. The municipal offices were badly damaged, reports said.

Interior Minister Muammer Guler promised a government investigation.

The border area of Reyhanli has itself been attacked in recent months. In February, 13 people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a mortar round landed close to a border gate.

 

 

 

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