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Shocking footage of car bomb attack

Shocking footage of car bomb attack

An explosion believed to have been caused by a car bomb in front of a courthouse in the western Turkish city of Izmir has wounded 10 people, a local official said.

Two of the suspected attackers were killed in an ensuing shootout with police.

District mayor Hasan Karadag told NTV television that one of the wounded was in a serious condition.

A firefight between three of the suspected attackers and police erupted after the explosion and two of the assailants were killed, he said.

Turkey's state-run news agency said police are looking for a third suspect, described as wearing a black coat and a white beret.

Several ambulances and police were dispatched to the scene.

The explosion occurred near an entrance used by judges and prosecutors, several media reports said.

The incident follows a string of attacks, carried out by Islamic State (IS) or by Kurdish militants, that have left Turkey on edge.

Thirty-nine people were killed in a nightclub attack in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations. IS claimed that attack.