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Terror in Turkey: Major Suicide Bomb Rocks Wedding – 50 Dead, 94 Injured

The Castle of Gaziantep in Turkey

The Castle of Gaziantep in Turkey. Image: Mxcil.


A major terrorism attack struck the Turkish city of Gaziantep leaving at least 50 dead and wounding 94 others according to the city’s Governor, reports Sputnik News Wire. The attack targeted a wedding on Saturday night with the purpose of creating mass civilian carnage. Parliamentary deputy from the ruling AKP Party, Samil Tayyar, said that he believed that the Daesh terror network was behind the attack, not the PKK.

Journalist Mete Sohtaoglu, the former editor at CNN Turk, confirms that authorities believe at least 8 are dead and more than 30 others have been wounded in the attack based on preliminary information. Video from the scene corroborates the violent nature of the attack featuring images too graphic to republish.​

Full story: sputniknews.com