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12-14yo child behind suicide bombing that killed 51 at Turkey wedding

Kurdish people protest against the Turkiish government

Kurdish people protest against the Turkiish government . Photo: Roger Blackwell.

The death toll from a suspected suicide bombing at a wedding in the south east of Turkey has risen to 51 people, according to the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He said the suicide bomber was a 12-14-year-old child.

President Erdogan confirmed in a statement to the public broadcaster NTV that 51 people had died in the bombing, while 69 injured people are being treated at hospitals around the province, Reuters reports.

He also said that the suicide bomber behind the atrocity was a child between the age of 12 and 14.

The attack targeted a Kurdish wedding party in the city of Gaziantep, which is located not far from the Syrian border. This is the deadliest attack to have struck Turkey in 2016.

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