Eight Killed, 60 Injured In Turkey Bomb Attack

At least eight people are believed to have been killed, and a further 60 injured, following a bomb blast, at a wedding, in Turkey.

Eight people are feared to have died,and a further 60 were injured, after a bomb ripped through a wedding party at the Turkish city of Gaziantep.

Ali Yerlikaya, the local governor, told Anadolu Agency the “terror attack” took place in Akdere neighborhood of Sahinbey district.

The explosion took place in the hall which was attended by a large number of people.

Turkish MP Mehmet Erdogan told CNN-Turk broadcaster, “There are people who lost their lives and we have initial information suggesting it was a bomb attack. We don’t know numbers of injured at this time.”

The number of injured was later stated to have been at least 60 people.

Responsibility for the attack has not yet been claimed, with speculation as to it either being the work of Kurdish militants, given the ongoing unrest between the Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers Party, the PKK, in the country’s southeast, or Islamic State.

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