At least 54 people were killed and 69 injured. Daesh suspected.
AA / Gaziantep (Turkey) - At least 54 people died and 69 people were injured, including 17 critically, Saturday in an explosion at a wedding party in Gaziantep, southeastern province of Turkey, said the governor of the region.
Gaziantep Governor Ali Yerlikaya said to Anadolu (AA) Agency, that a "terrorist attack" took place in the area of Beybahçe attached to district Şahinbey.
Ambulances were dispatched to the scene, the injured were transported to the nearest hospital, said Yerlikaya.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, condemned the attack in a statement. “Those, who cannot overcome Turkey and try to provoke people by abusing ethnic and sectarian sensitiveness, will not prevail,” he said.
“There is no difference between the PKK which martyred 70 security personnel last month, the FETO as an actor of July 15 coup bid claiming 240 people and the possible motive of Gaziantep Daesh terror attack ,” he added.
The wedding took place on a street, a common practice in Turkish countryside, especially during the summer.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, which is not unusual for Daesh attacks in Turkey.