At least 22 people were killed and 94 wounded when a blast targeted an outdoor wedding celebration in the southern Turkish province of Gaziantep on Saturday night, the province’s governorate said.
According to Gaziantep Governor Ali Yerlikala
The blast, which took place around 11pm local time in the Akdere neighbourhood of Sahinbey district, was a “terror attack” and there are multiple casualties.
Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek said that the explosion may have been caused by a suicide attack, adding that the death toll might be higher than reported.
“The aim of terror is to scare the people but we will not allow this,” said Şimşek, who also represents Gaziantep in the Turkish parliament.