Explosion in southern Turkish city kills 2, wounds 16

Mahmut Demirtas, the governor of Adana province, told the Anadolu Agency the attack occurred in a auto park near the entrance to his office about 8am on Thursday (4pm AEDT).

Mahmut Demirtas, the governor for Adana, said the blast killed two people and wounded 16 others.

Meanwhile, the Prime Ministry imposed a temporary broadcast ban on the blast, the Supreme Board of Radio and Television announced.

Turkish EU affairs minister Omer Celik described the explosion on Twitter as a "vile attack" - but authorities are yet to confirm what caused the explosion. "We will fight with this terror to the end in the name of humanity".

Ambulances were sent to the scene and the fire brigade was trying to extinguish the blaze, media reports said. The State Department has warned USA citizens to avoid travel to southeastern Turkey.

Incirlik air base, located just outside Adana, is used by American and coalition forces as a hub for air raids against Islamic State (IS) jihadists in neighbouring Syria.

The attack was the latest in a string of deadly bombings that have rocked Turkey in more than a year.

It has been reported the blast was carried out by a female attacker, but this has not been confirmed.

The Turkish military has stepped up operations against Kurdish militants after a fragile ceasefire broke down in 2015.

While it is located strategically in southern Turkey, Adana lies to the west of the southeastern region that has been the main theatre of conflict with the PKK.

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