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The Guardian: Turkish PM says Isis likely perpetrator of wedding blast which killed at least 30
08:59, 21 August 2016
The Guardian: Turkish PM says Isis likely perpetrator of wedding blast which killed at least 30

Deputy prime minister earlier condemned ‘barbaric’ attack on wedding party in Gaziantep, near Syrian border

08:59, 21 August 2016

Reuters

A bomb attack targeting an outdoor wedding party in south-eastern Turkey, which has killed at least 30 people and wounded 94 others, is likely to have been perpetrated by Isis, says the country’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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Earlier the deputy prime minister, Mehmet Simsek, said the “barbaric” attack in the city of Gaziantep, near the border with Syria, appeared to be a suicide bombing.

Photos taken after the explosion showed several bodies covered with white sheets as a crowd gathered nearby.

The Gaziantep governor’s office raised the death toll early on Sunday from 22 to 30. It said the number of wounded remained at 94.

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