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26 Oct 2020 | 06:29 PM UTC

Turkey: Emerging reports of explosion in İskenderun (Hatay province) October 26

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Emerging reports of explosion in İskenderun (Hatay province) on October 26; monitor for developments

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/26/2020, 1:00 AM until 10/28/2020, 12:59 AM (Europe/Istanbul). COUNTRY/REGION İskenderun (Hatay province)

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Emerging reports indicate that an explosion has occurred in Iskenderun (Hatay province) on Monday evening, October 26. The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear, although reports suggest it may have been a suicide bomber who detonated their device after an exchange of fire with security personnel. Further information is awaited. 

Localized disruptions and a heightened security presence are likely in Iskenderun in the immediate term.    


Those in Iskenderun are advised to avoid the affected area, remain vigilant, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.


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