More than 30 people have died in a wedding party in the city of Gaziantep in Northern Turkey according to Ali Yerlikaya, the Governor of the Gaziantep province. 94 have been reported injured, with no one, yet claiming responsibility of the attack, however, Samil Tayyar the Minister of the AK party said that he believes ISIS was the perpetrator.
Witnesses say it may have been a suicide bomber who infiltrated the wedding, which moved outside of the reception area and into the to street. The blast could be heard for miles — in several cities in the area.
The city is located next to the border with known Kurdish and ISIS fighters have been known to reside. The government has officially called this a terrorist attack. Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek Called the attack, “Barbaric” and, said:
“We wish God’s mercy for those who have lost their lives in this cruel attack, and for the injured, a quick recovery”
Witnesses were stunned that someone would attack a wedding. “This is supposed to be a happy occasion”, one exclaimed. It is not yet determined if they had any ties to terrorism, or if it was just a random attack. It is also not yet known if the Bride or Groom had been injured in the attack.