Feb. 18 (UPI) -- At least 26 people were taken into custody following a car bombing in Turkey left two dead, including a child.
Sanliurfa Gov. Gungor Azim Tuna said the attack was carried out by members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party or PKK and 26 suspects were taken into custody as part of the ongoing investigation.
A security guard and the 11-year-old son of a court clerk were killed and 15 other people were injured in the blast on Friday evening near a building in the town of Viransehir where members of the judicial system lived.
Tuna said a male suspect between the ages of 18- and 20-years-old was seen parking the vehicle near the housing complex.
"The terrorist attack was carried out by detonating the bomb-laden car via remote control. The housing complex was severely damaged," he said.
The blast shattered windows of nearby buildings and was heard throughout the town, but Tuna said the injured sustained minor wounds.
Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag condemned the explosion as a deliberate attack on the judiciary and said it would not deter them from doing their jobs.
"This terrorist attack was carried out against not only the judiciary but also our law, our justice, our nation, and our unity. No terrorist organization or terrorist attack will deter Turkey's fight against terror," he said.
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim also condemned the attack and vowed to eliminate the terrorists.
"The terrorist organizations, which kill the innocence of children and intend to kill lives, will disappear with all their elements," he said.