Police shoot dead suspected attacker after courthouse explosion in Izmir, Turkey
*Suspected car explosion *Area evacuated amid fears of second bomb *Emergency services attend scene
Turkish police have shot dead a suspected attacker in the western Aegean city of Izmir after an explosion outside a courthouse on Thursday, a security source said.
At least three people were wounded in the suspected car bomb near a courthouse, a correspondent for the Dogan news agency at the scene told broadcaster CNN Turk.
The correspondent said he saw the three people being put on stretchers by rescue workers.
A large number of judges and lawyers were at the entrance to the courthouse at the time.
İzmir adliye patlama çatışma sesleri varmış pic.twitter.com/EpuKU3iIYM— Aykut Kaya (@aykutcky) January 5, 2017
Photos emerging on social media show a car on fire in the courthouse carpark.
Emergency services attended the scene and police evacuated the area, believing there may be a second blast planned.
It follows a series of terror attacks across Turkey by extremist groups.
Isis claimed responsibility for the latest attack in the early hours of New Year's Day, where a gunman massacred 39 people at a nightclub in Istanbul.
Izmir is the third most populous city in Turkey, after Istanbul and Ankara.
It is a popular city for tourists with easy access to the country's coastline.