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Report: Powerful explosion in southern Turkey; 9 wounded

  • Security and forensic officials and medics investigate after an explosion outside  the Police headquarters in Gaziantep, Turkey, Sunday, May 1, 2016. Turkish officials say one police officer killed and ten other were injured.(IHA agency via AP) TURKEY OUT

    Security and forensic officials and medics investigate after an explosion outside the Police headquarters in Gaziantep, Turkey, Sunday, May 1, 2016. Turkish officials say one police officer killed and ten other were injured.(IHA agency via AP) TURKEY OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Security and forensic officials and medics investigate around the remains of a car after an explosion outside a police station in Gaziantep, Turkey, Sunday, May 1, 2016. Private NTV television says the explosion appears to have been caused by a car bomb. (IHA agency via AP) TURKEY OUT

    Security and forensic officials and medics investigate around the remains of a car after an explosion outside a police station in Gaziantep, Turkey, Sunday, May 1, 2016. Private NTV television says the explosion appears to have been caused by a car bomb. (IHA agency via AP) TURKEY OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Security and forensic officials and medics investigate after an explosion outside a police station, seen at left, in Gaziantep, Turkey, Sunday, May 1, 2016. Private NTV television says the explosion appears to have been caused by a car bomb. (IHA agency via AP) TURKEY OUT

    Security and forensic officials and medics investigate after an explosion outside a police station, seen at left, in Gaziantep, Turkey, Sunday, May 1, 2016. Private NTV television says the explosion appears to have been caused by a car bomb. (IHA agency via AP) TURKEY OUT  (The Associated Press)

A Turkish news agency says an explosion near a police station in the southern city of Gaziantep has wounded at least nine people.

The private Dogan news agency said those injured in Sunday's explosion at the entrance of the police station include at least six policemen. It says the explosion appears to have been caused by a car bomb.

Several ambulances have been sent to the scene, the agency says.

The city is near the border with Syria.