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26 people detained after Turkey car bomb attack

  • A man carries a child at a hospital in Viransehir, southeastern Turkey, wounded at a car bomb attack , late Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. The bomb exploded near the homes of judges and prosecutors in the mainly-Kurdish town in Sanliurfa province, which borders Syria. Sanliurfa governor Gungor Azim Tuna told state-run Anadolu Agency that man in his late teens or early 20s parked the explosives-laden vehicle near the lodgings and later detonated it with a remote controlled device. (Omer Pinar/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)

    A man carries a child at a hospital in Viransehir, southeastern Turkey, wounded at a car bomb attack , late Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. The bomb exploded near the homes of judges and prosecutors in the mainly-Kurdish town in Sanliurfa province, which borders Syria. Sanliurfa governor Gungor Azim Tuna told state-run Anadolu Agency that man in his late teens or early 20s parked the explosives-laden vehicle near the lodgings and later detonated it with a remote controlled device. (Omer Pinar/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Paramedics carry a victim of a car bomb attack at a hospital in Viransehir, southeastern Turkey, late Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. The bomb exploded near the homes of judges and prosecutors in the mainly-Kurdish town in Sanliurfa province, which borders Syria. Sanliurfa governor Gungor Azim Tuna told state-run Anadolu Agency that man in his late teens or early 20s parked the explosives-laden vehicle near the lodgings and later detonated it with a remote controlled device. (Omer Pinar/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)

    Paramedics carry a victim of a car bomb attack at a hospital in Viransehir, southeastern Turkey, late Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. The bomb exploded near the homes of judges and prosecutors in the mainly-Kurdish town in Sanliurfa province, which borders Syria. Sanliurfa governor Gungor Azim Tuna told state-run Anadolu Agency that man in his late teens or early 20s parked the explosives-laden vehicle near the lodgings and later detonated it with a remote controlled device. (Omer Pinar/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Turkish officials say 26 people have been detained following a car bomb attack which killed two people in the southeast of the country.

A statement by the governor's office on Saturday said the car bomb exploded a day earlier near the lodgings of judges and prosecutors in the mainly Kurdish town of Viransehir in Sanliurfa province, bordering Syria.

Fifteen others were reported to have been wounded. Officials say one of the dead was a child.

The statement says detainees include the owner of the car, which was loaded with explosives and parked near the government housing.

Turkey has been hit by a series of violent attacks since the summer of 2015, which were blamed on the Islamic State group or Kurdish militants. More than 550 people have been killed.