January 5, 2017
Two attackers have been killed by Turkish police after an explosion near a courthouse in the coastal city of Izmir.
Provincial governor Erol Ayyildiz told reporters: “A clash erupted after our police officers wanted to stop a vehicle at a police checkpoint in front of Bayrakli courthouse.
“In this clash, terrorists detonated the car bomb while trying to escape.”
Mr Ayyildiz said a police officer and a courthouse employee had been killed in the attack.
Five others were injured, some of them critically.
The attackers were armed with Kalashnikov rifles and grenades, he added.
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