November 4th, 2012
12:41 PM ET

Child killed in blast near Turkish wedding

People were celebrating a wedding when a car bomb went off nearby Sunday, leaving an 11-year-old child dead, in the Turkish town of Semdinli.

Another 18 people were wounded in the attack in Hakkari Province, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

A car exploded as an armored police vehicle was passing by, according to the semi-official Anadolu news agency.

"Because this despicable attack occurred near an area with a wedding unfortunately there were civilian casualties," said Erdogan.

The injured were taken to nearby hospitals.

The attack in Turkey's Hakkari Province also wounded 18 people, officials said.

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  1. Edward

    Muslims will be Muslims

    November 4, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Commentator

      Well said.

      November 4, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Turk

    Hello friend, when you return to your post to see if anyone gave a da m n about what your sad sorry self had to say, remember Turks dont take kindly to being stereotyped or insulted while keeping in mind Turkish youths penchan t for hacking and finding personnal information about you......Take care.

    November 4, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO ©

    Take it easy Turk. It's not like he drew a picture of Mohammed or something. But you did a good job of validating the stereotype with that threat, didn't you.

    CNN blogs. Where people can make threats and have them stay up undeleted for a couple of hours.

    November 4, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |