Explosion near ruling party HQ in eastern Turkey

Turkey's state-run news agency says several people have been injured by an explosion near the ruling party headquarters and the governor's office in the eastern province of Van.

The Anadolu agency said the explosion occurred Monday morning on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, an Islamic holiday.

Burhan Kayaturk, a member of parliament from the ruling AKP party, told private channel HaberTurk that there are 11 wounded.

Ambulances have rushed the wounded to nearby hospitals and many police and firetrucks have been dispatched to the area.

Turkey has suffered a string of attacks in recent months from both Kurdish militants linked with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party or PKK as well as from the Islamic State, resulting in dozens of casualties.