Twenty-two people confirmed dead, 94 injured in Turkey wedding blast

By REUTERS
August 21, 2016 02:13

 
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ISTANBUL - Twenty-two people were killed and 94 injured when a bomb attack targeted a wedding in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Saturday, the local governor's office said in a statement.

Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek earlier said the attack was believed to have been carried out by a suicide bomber, while another ruling party politician said Islamic State militants were behind the attack.

The attack is the latest in a surge of violence this week in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast.

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