A car bomb has exploded in front of government lodgings in the town of Viransehir in southeastern Turkey, killing a child and injuring 15 others, local media reports.



The blast happened around 8:45 pm local time (17:45GMT). Authorities believe the car belonged to a teenager who was seen parking the vehicle at the site of the explosion.


The bomb was detonated remotely, according to Sanliurfa Governor Gungor Azim Tuna. The young boy was killed and at least 15 others were injured in the blast. Conflicting reports suggested the child was either six or three years old. 


Meanwhile, according to the information obtained from the provincial governor’s office by Reuters, at least 17 people were injured. 


“The terrorist attack was carried out by detonating the bomb-laden car via remote control. The housing complex was severely damaged,” Tuna said.




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