Gaziantep: A car bomb explosion near the main police station in the police headquarters in Turkey’s south-eastern city of Gaziantep on Sunday killed one and injured at least 14. According to reports, nine of them were police officers.

Gaziantep is just 10 kilometres from the Syrian border and falls in the vicinity of the territory allegedly controlled by Islamic State in neighbouring Syria.

Turkey has been hit by a series of deadly blasts over the past year, linked either to Kurdish militants or the so-called Islamic State (IS).

A similar incident was reported in February 2012 when a police station in the city was hit by a lethal explosion.