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Erdogan: Wedding Bomber Was 12-14 years Old

Twenty-two of the 54 victims of a devastating bomb attack that struck a Kurdish wedding celebration in southern Turkey were children, a Turkish official said Monday. The revelation added a fresh layer of horror to Saturday, August 20, 2016 night's bombing in Gaziantep that killed 54 and wounded dozens of others -- the deadliest in a string of blasts across Turkey this year.

An explosion at a wedding hall in southeastern Turkey’s Gaziantep province Saturday evening left several people injured, reported state-run news agency Anadolu. The Gaziantep Bureau Chief of Ihlas News Agency, Orhan Akin, told CNN Turk that he saw “at least twenty ambulances carrying injured people.” The suicide bomber who killed as many as 51 people at a wedding party in Gaziantep, Turkey, was between 12 and 14 years old, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday, according to state-run news agency Andadolu.

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