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Blast injures two in southern Turkey anti-coup protest

Likely caused by improvised explosive device, provincial police chief says

Ayşe Hümeyra Atılgan   | 04.08.2016
Blast injures two in southern Turkey anti-coup protest

Istanbul

By Mustafa Ciftci

ANTALYA, Turkey 

At least two people were slightly injured in an explosion in southern Turkey as they were protesting the July 15 coup attempt late Wednesday.

The blast happened near Cumhuriyet Square in Antalya province, the governor's office said in a statement, adding that the injured have been hospitalized.

"It seems to be an improvised explosive device," provincial police chief Cemil Tonbul said.

An investigation has been launched into the incident.

Turkish citizens have been keeping "democracy watch" across the country since the putsch attempt. Protests are expected to end with a major Aug 7 rally in Istanbul announced last week by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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