Turkish officials say the Islamic State group has staged a new attack on the Kurdish town of Kobani, which resisted a months-long assault by the Islamic militants until they were pushed out earlier this year.

Two Turkish officials say Thursday's attack involved a suicide bomber detonating his car near the border gate that separates Kobani from the Turkish town of Mursitpinar.

One official put the number of wounded at 41. The other put the number of wounded at 43 and said one person, a child, had been killed. There was no immediate way to resolve the discrepancy.

Both spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to brief reporters on record.