An explosion outside a court in the Turkish Aegean city of Izmir has killed at least two people, including a police officer, and wounded several others, according to a statement by the governor of the city.
Two attackers were killed in a gunfight with the security forces following the blast caused by a car bomb, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Thursday, adding that police were searching for the third attacker.
The governor of Izmir, Erol Ayyıldız, told reporters that a police officer and a court employee were killed in the incident.
At least six wounded people were taken to hospital in the city located on the country’s western coast, he said.
The assailants carried out the attack after they were stopped at a checkpoint outside the court, the governor added.