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Turkey: 30 killed, 94 injured in wedding explosion

Relatives of four victims, who were members of the Amiri family who were killed in Tuesday's attack at the Istanbul airport, mourn during their funeral ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey, June 30, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
Relatives of four victims, who were members of the Amiri family who were killed in Tuesday's attack at the Istanbul airport, mourn during their funeral ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey, June 30, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Washington: 30 people have been killed and around 94 injured when an explosion at a wedding rocked the south eastern city of Gaziantep, located about 95 kilometers north of the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo.

According to CNN, Regional Governor Ali Yerlikaya called the incident a “terror attack” and said it took place in Akdere neighborhood of the Sahinbey district.

Video of the aftermath shows hundreds of people in the darkened street as rescue workers lift victims into ambulances.

Meanwhile, no group has come forward claiming responsibility for the attack, however, reports have emerged that a suicide bomber set off the deadly explosion.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan branded the incident as an attack and condemned its perpetrators

“Those, who cannot overcome Turkey and try to provoke people by abusing ethnic and sectarian sensitiveness, will not prevail,” he said. (ANI)

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