Explosion in central Iskenderun, southern Turkey

Hatay Province: The security forces suspected two terrorists at a security checkpoint in the town of Bayas (Iskenderun), and pursued one of them and managed to neutralize him



An explosion occurred Monday evening, in the city of Iskenderun, Hatay state, southern Turkey.

An Anadolu Agency correspondent reported that an explosion occurred on “Fener” Street in central Iskenderun, and that police and firefighters rushed to the scene of the explosion.

For its part, Hatay state stated in a statement that “the explosion occurred during a pursuit of a terrorist.”


The explosion occurred near a security checkpoint in the city. It did not result in any casualties or injuries, according to preliminary information.

According to a statement issued by the governor of Hatay, the security forces were pursuing a terrorist and were able to neutralize him in the end, and during that the explosion occurred, the causes of which were not known.

According to the video that was published and the photos taken at the site of the explosion, cars appear to have sustained significant damage.

And the Turkish security forces imposed their security hold on the site of the explosion, and ambulance and firefighting teams were dispatched to the scene.


She added that the security forces were suspicious of two terrorists at a security checkpoint in the town of Bayas (Iskenderun), and pursued one of them and managed to neutralize him in Iskenderun.

She confirmed that an explosion occurred during the operation to chase and neutralize the terrorist, noting that there were no casualties.

She added that the security forces continue their operation in the region, without further details about the second terrorist


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