‘Suicide bomber in Turkish wedding attack 12-14 years old’

Ankara, Aug 21 (IANS) The suicide bomber who carried out the deadly wedding attack in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep, which claimed at least 51 lives, was aged between 12 and 14, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.

The Saturday night terror attack was carried out by a teenager, and initial findings showed it was perpetrated by the Islamic State militant group, Xinhua news agency quoted Erdogan as saying in Istanbul.

He said security forces were conducting counter-terrorism operations against the IS group, and were intensifying their fight against terrorists in Gaziantep.

At least 51 people were killed and more than 69 injured in the attack.

As many as 17 persons were in critical condition, Erdogan confirmed.



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