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Turkey explosion: Large blast in Sanliurfa province

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A large explosion has hit a building housing judges and prosecutors in southern Turkey, media report.

The blast struck in the town of Viransehir, in Sanliurfa province, which borders Syria.

Reuters reported at least one person killed and several injured in the mainly Kurdish and Arab town.

The cause of the blast is not yet clear, but Turkish cities and towns have been hit in a series of attacks in the past year.

In May last year, police in Viransehir shot dead four men said by officials to have been members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The pro-government Yeni Safak newspaper said that they had been planning to bomb a government building.

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