See Who Caused The Deadly Suicide Bombing In Turkey

People cry during a funeral for victims of last night's attack on a wedding party that left 50 dead in Gaziantep in southeastern Turkey near the Syrian border on August 21, 2016. At least 50 people were killed when a suspected suicide bomber linked to Islamic State jihadists attacked a wedding thronged with guests, officials said on August 21. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the IS extremist group was the "likely perpetrator" of the bomb attack, the deadliest in 2016, in Gaziantep late Saturday that targeted a celebration attended by many Kurds. / AFP / AHMED DEEP (Photo credit should read AHMED DEEP/AFP/Getty Images)

A child suicide bomber has been blamed for killing at least 51 people in a “barbaric” blast at a wedding in the Turkish city of Gaziantep.

Another 69 were injured in the explosion – 17 of them “heavily” – in what a regional official in southern Turkey described as a “terror attack”.

In a live nationally-televised address in front of Istanbul’s city hall, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “The explosion was the result of a suicide bomber aged between 12 and 14 who either detonated (the bomb) or others detonated it.”

He also repeated what he had said earlier – that Islamic State militants were the “likely perpetrator(s)” of the bombing.

 

 

A picture taken in Gaziantep in southeastern Turkey near the Syrian border on August 21, 2016 shows debris in the explosion scene following a late night attack on a wedding party that left at least 30 dead. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said the Islamic State (IS) group was the "likely erpetrator" of the bomb attack. rdogan said in a written statement that there was "no difference" between the group of US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen who he blames for a failed July 15 coup bid, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) "and Daesh (IS), the likely perpetrator of the attack in Gaziantep". / AFP / ILYAS AKENGIN (Photo credit should read ILYAS AKENGIN/AFP/Getty Images)

 

“It was clear that Daesh had such an organisation in Gaziantep or was attempting to make room for itself in recent times.

“Many intensive operations were conducted, are being conducted.

“Of course our security forces will be conducting these operations with even greater intensity.”

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