Turkey: Wedding suicide bomber 'was child aged 12-14'



    Turkey: Wedding suicide bomber 'was child aged 12-14'

    Aug.22, Ankara: Turksih President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said a suicide bombing which killed 51 people in Gaziantep was carried out by a 12 to 14-year-old.

    Erdogan said the so-called Islamic State (IS) was behind the attack, which targeted a Kurdish wedding party. Gaziantep, near the Syrian border, is known to have several IS cells. 

    The bomb wounded 69 people and 17 of them seriously, Erdogan added. The bomber targeted the wedding guests as they danced in the street.

    The city of 1.5 million was already on edge because of events in Syria, where IS has been battling Syrian Kurdish forces. A suicide bomber believed to have links to IS killed two policemen in Gaziantep in May, BBC reproted.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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