A bomb attack at an outdoor wedding party in Gaziantep, south of Turkey has left dozens dead while more than 90 others injured .
Death toll from Turkey wedding bombing rises to 50 https://t.co/bNwe3WOQsG 🔓— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) August 21, 2016
Eyewitnesses recounted the horror.
“Our friends and neighbours were there. We are sad and in pain. The attack was carried out like an atrocity. We want to end these massacres. We are in pain, especially the women and children,” said Ibrahim Ozmedir, an resident of the area.
Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan now says it was likely that Islamic State militants carried out the late night bombing.
Gaziantep which is located near the Syrian border, is known to have several IS cells.
Turkey continues to face multiple security threats from Islamic State militants as well as those from Kurdish militants.
The attack come at the country is still reeling form an attempted failed coup in July which the government has blamed on US- based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.