Dozens dead in attack on wedding in Turkey's Gaziantep

Dozens dead in attack on wedding in Turkey's Gaziantep

At least 30 people have been killed and 94 more wounded in an explosion at a wedding ceremony in Turkey's southeastern province of Gaziantep, near the Syria border, Aljazeera reports.

The blast, which occurred at around 11pm local time on Saturday in the Akdere neighbourhood of Sahin Bey district, was a "terror attack", according to Ali Yerlikaya, the governor of Gaziantep.

He said ambulances were dispatched to the scene, and dead and wounded people were taken to hospitals.

Mehmet Simsek, Turkey's deputy prime minister, told NTV that the explosion appeared to have been caused by a suicide bomber.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said "Daesh is the likely perpetrator of the attack."

Our country and our nation have again only one message to those who attack us: You will not succeed!" he said.

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