Saturday, February 18, 2017

Car Bomb Attack in Southeast Turkey Kills Two; 17 People Injured in Attack, 26 People Detained

A car bomb exploded yesterday near a courthouse in southeast Turkey, and officials confirmed today (February 18, 2017) that 26 people have been detained, according to the Big News Network website.

The governor's office said in a press statement that the owner of the van, which was loaded with explosives and parked near the government housing, was among the detained individuals.

The car bomb exploded in the garden of a housing complex for judges and prosecutors in the mainly Kurdish town of Viransehir in Sanliurfa province. Kurdish militants are believed to be responsible for the attack.

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said today that two people, the 11-year-old son of a court clerk and a 27-year-old neighborhood guard, were killed in the attack. Reports added that 17 people were injured in the attack.

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