Explosion near police station in southern Turkey: Reports

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A powerful explosion has occurred near a police station in a town in southern Turkey, state media reports said on Thursday.

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The private Dogan news agency says the blast happened in the town of Seyhan, in Adana province.

The blast occurred at 7:10 p.m. on a street close to the police station in the city's Seyhan district. It shattered nearby windows and was heard in other parts of the city, the private Dogan news agency reported.

There was no information immediately available on possible casualties or injuries. Dogan says police have been sent to the area, reports AP.

Police believe the blast was caused by a "sound bomb" designed to make a loud noise but not cause any casualties, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported. Police teams were investigating the site and a search was launched for a suspect.

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