30 killed in Turkey wedding blast


An explosion at an outdoor wedding party in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep has killed at least 30 people and injured 94 more, the region`s governor says.

The Turkish government has called it a “terror attack” and suggested it was carried out by a suicide bomber.

Gaziantep is 64km (40 miles) from the Syrian border.

Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek called the attack “barbaric” but said: “God willing, we will overcome.”

It happened in a part of the city where many university students live, after a wedding party spilled out on to the streets. The blast was heard across town.

Source: Agencies