Several explosions have hit the southern province of Hatay’s Reyhanlı district on the Turkish-Syrian border. At least 18 people were reportedly killed, while dozens were injured.
“Two car [bombs] were set off in front of the municipality,” Interior Minister Muammer Güler told reporters, but other reports indicated that there were three or more explosions.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned that the death toll may rise, as many injured were in critical condition, in his first remarks after the attacks.
Initial reports described many casualties have been brought to nearby hospitals by ambulance.
The municipality building has also been severely damaged, according to reports.
A wooden building close to the municipality has crumble following the explosions. The power is reportedly out in the town. Police has taken extreme security measures.
The explosions have caused massive panic in Reyhanlı, leading many locals to try and leave town, according to reports.