Turkey explosion: Car bomb kills child in Sanliurfa province

A child was killed and at least 15 people injured in a large car bomb blast in a town in southern Turkey, a regional governor says.

The explosion targeted a building housing judges and prosecutors in Viransehir, in Sanliurfa province, which borders Syria.

Provincial governor Gungor Azim Tuna told the state news agency Anadolu that a child aged three had been killed.

Turkish cities and towns have been hit by several attacks in the past year.

In May last year, police in Viransehir, a mainly Kurdish and Arab town, shot dead four men said by officials to have been members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

The pro-government Yeni Safak newspaper said that they had been planning to bomb a government building.


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