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Large explosion reported in Turkish city of Izmir

MOSCOW, Jan. 05 (Press Shia) – A large explosion occurred nearby the courthouse in the Turkish city of Izmir, local media report.

Unconfirmed reports say two cars exploded near the courthouse in the third most populated city in Turkey.

​Ambulances sent at the scene, no casualties reported so far. At least three people were injured.

According to the Hurriyet Daily News reports, two militants entered in an armed clash with police after the explosion. One of them was killed by a policeman. The second suspected attacker was later shot dead.

Meanwhile, Turkish police is hunting third suspected attacker. Turkish authorities have introduced a ban on media coverage of the Izmir explosion.

​​The explosion occurred just a day after Turkish police detained 27 people in connection with the Istanbul nightclub attack who are suspected of having links with Daesh.

SPUTNIK/Press Shia