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Explosions rock Turkish border town

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Several explosions believed to be car bombs have gone off in the Turkish town of Reyhanli in Hatay Province near the Syrian border. At least 40 people have been killed by the blasts, according to Turkey’s interior ministry.

The town’s mayor said a post office and a municipal building were hit.

Local media has reported that Syrian registered vehicles and refugees in the town were attacked following the blasts.

The region has seen several attacks in recent months. In October, five people were killed in the town of Akcakale, also on the Syrian border. In February, 13 people were killed when a mortar landed near a border crossing in Reyhanli.

Thousands of refugees from Syria have used the region to flee from the continuing violence in the country.