Explosion in southern Turkish city kills 2, wounds 16

The explosion took place in a vehicle park near the government building in the city of Adana, and is believed to have been carried out by a woman with links to Kurdish militants or Isis.

It is a major city in southern Turkey situated on the Seyhan river.

Incirlik air base, located just outside Adana, is used by American and coalition forces as a hub for air raids against Islamic State (IS) jihadists in neighbouring Syria.

A vehicle was ablaze outside the governor's offices and black smoke was rising in the sky on 24 November.

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Families of United States military personnel were ordered to leave Adana and some other parts of Turkey in March over security concerns.

'Damned terror continues to target our people.

Ambulances and fire engine teams were dispatched to the scene, Anadolu reported.

Turkish EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik wrote on Twitter to condemn the "vile attack" and confirmed "we will fight with this terror to the end in the name of humanity".

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No one has claimed responsibility but similar attacks have been carried out across Turkey by a number of groups in recent months by Daesh, the PKK and the far-left DHKP-C.

Some of the wounded were in serious condition, said Huseyin Sozlu, the mayor for the city.

The US consulate in Adana in September had warned its citizens of a potential security threat targeting US-branded hotels there.

The State Department has warned U.S. citizens to avoid travel to southeastern Turkey.

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