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Erdogan says Turkey car blast may be terrorlinked

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said three Syrians were killed in the Turkish town of Reyhanli close to the Syrian border in a car blast that may be terror-related.

"The initial findings suggest there may be more of a link with terror," Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul. "It is clear there was a bomb in the car," he said.

"Our colleagues are looking into who was behind this," he said in televised comments, adding the government would provide more information in a few hours.

The blast took place less than a kilometre from the Reyhanli district governor's office around 1000 GMT, state news agency Anadolu reported.

Images in Turkish media showed thick black smoke and flames from the car as firefighters fought the blaze.

Source: National News Agency