Turkish wedding explosion kills 22
GAZIANTEP, Turkey – An explosion at a wedding hall in southeastern Turkey killed 22 people and injured 94 others Saturday night, according to a senior Turkish official who was not named due to government protocol.
The explosion occurred in the city of Gaziantep, located about 95 kilometers (60 miles) north of the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo.
Orhan Akin, Gaziantep bureau chief for the Ihlas News Agency, told CNN Turk that he saw “at least 20 ambulances carrying injured people.”
Regional Governor Ali Yerlikaya called the incident a “terror attack” and said it took place in Akdere neighborhood of the Sahinbey district, state-run news agency Anadolu reported.
No details on what caused the explosion were immediately available.