Czech child killed in car explosion in Croatia

A nine-year-old Czech child was killed when a car exploded in the Croatian town of Obrovac, which is near the coastal city of Zadar, on Wednesday evening, local media reported.

Croatian police said they were acting on the suspicion that the explosion was caused by a device planted in the vehicle.

Two women and one man were also injured in the blast and were taken to hospital in Zadar, where the man was subsequently released.

Author: Ian Willoughby